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To think Ikea should do curtains in different lengths?

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Oldisthenewblack Sat 13-Feb-16 21:47:03

I'm looking online at Ikea curtains. ALL the ones I've looked at are massively long: 300cm. Am I being unreasonable to think they should do SOME in a shorter length?? I guess it's so they can be taken up, but I can't sew which means I'm pretty stuffed...

Yes, it's utterly trivial but it was really annoying me makes note to get a life

emwithme Sat 13-Feb-16 21:51:39

You don't need to be able to sew. You just need to be able to cut straight-ish and iron in a straight line - it's what Wundaweb was designed for.

Chop off most of what you don't need (all but about 2 inches/5 cm), place the wundaweb on the fabric, fold over and upwards on top of the wundaweb, then iron it shut (following the instructions).

SwedishEdith Sat 13-Feb-16 21:52:00

Wonder web?

ThomasSofty Sat 13-Feb-16 21:52:56

You don't need to sew, the curtains come with iron-on hemming tape which holds up pretty well. Wilko have a good range of curtains in different lengths, might be worth a look?

Twinklefuck Sat 13-Feb-16 21:53:33

It hems using an iron. How do you not know this?

museumum Sat 13-Feb-16 21:54:57

A local tailor or dry cleaner will hem them for really cheap

Oldisthenewblack Sat 13-Feb-16 21:56:46

Ooh - I'm learning all the time.....Thanks for the info. Seen some I quite like so may give them a whirl. They seem cheaper than other places. Thanks ThomasSofty will give Wilko a look too.

ProcrastinatorGeneral Sat 13-Feb-16 22:02:44

I had no idea the curtains were so long. I'm busy need to peruse. Thanks for the headsup!

emwithme Sat 13-Feb-16 22:03:58

Wilko curtains are quite good quality. We've got them everywhere we've got curtains right now.

CotedePablo Sat 13-Feb-16 22:07:26

I love that Ikea curtains are so long. It means I have enough to make co-ordinating cushions and stuff without having to buy extra fabric.

ouryve Sat 13-Feb-16 22:08:40

They also sell wonder web type stuff for people who can't sew.

i bought some muslin curtains from there about 13 years ago. I've just used up the last length of them in my bathroom - they've gone mouldy and need replacing. Actually hoping they still sell something similar, tbh!

ouryve Sat 13-Feb-16 22:09:43

Dunelm Mill can be good for inexpensive curtains, btw.

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