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    • bluebag
    • By bluebag 18th Jun 11, 8:01 PM
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    • #2
    • 18th Jun 11, 8:01 PM
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    • 18th Jun 11, 8:01 PM
    Has anyone ever used this:

    http://www.shop4curtains.me.uk/100mts-iron-on-hemming-tapewonderwebno-sewing-35-p.asp

    or anything like it? Any comments?
    Originally posted by Alot does not exist
    Yes, I have used it in the past. Need to make sure it doesn't wrinkle when you iron it on.

    My experience has been it doesn't look quite as neat as sewing, but that depends on your sewing skills. If it was my DD doing the sewing no more nails would be better.LOL.

    I also found it didn't stay that well for washing, although with curtains you are hardly going to be washing them three times a week are you?. Like a lot of things it depends on what you want, is it as good as sewing..no. Is it fast, a load less effort and do a reasonable job, yes.
    • tanith
    • By tanith 18th Jun 11, 8:08 PM
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    • #3
    • 18th Jun 11, 8:08 PM
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    • 18th Jun 11, 8:08 PM
    I've used similar for trouser hems... but agree its not as neat as sewing especially if you don't get the material completely flat before ironing..
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  • SimplySaveMoney
    • #4
    • 18th Jun 11, 8:09 PM
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    • 18th Jun 11, 8:09 PM
    I have used iron on tape before (though not sure what brand it was). It worked well but like the previous poster mentions it is not good for anything that gets washed multiple times. But, it defintely will work for curtains that are only washed 3-4 times per year and is way cheaper than buying premade curtain panels!
    • mandragora
    • By mandragora 18th Jun 11, 8:18 PM
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    • #5
    • 18th Jun 11, 8:18 PM
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    • 18th Jun 11, 8:18 PM
    I've used regular iron-on hemming tape you use for clothes, for curtains - take your time, measure it carefully, and pin in the same way as you would do for sewing to keep it in place till you get there; make sure you've got a nice, flat smooth base underneath on the ironing board, and for me the results were great. Far neater than if I'd sewn it (I don't have a machine, and hand sewing seems to be more noticeable, no matter how hard you try), and although it took me about an hour, that was far less time than sewing would have taken me. I wish I'd done it years ago, for all the curtains in the house!
    Reason for edit? Can spell, can't type!
    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 18th May 17, 2:51 PM
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    • #6
    • 18th May 17, 2:51 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 2:51 PM
    Can anyone recommend a double sided (non-iron) tape I can use for hemming curtains please?
    • ouraggie
    • By ouraggie 19th May 17, 9:15 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 9:15 PM
    Shortening curtains
    • #7
    • 19th May 17, 9:15 PM
    I always shorten curtains from the top end. Just unpick the header tape, cut off the amount by which they are too long, then reattach the header tape! Simples.
    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 20th May 17, 1:00 PM
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    • 20th May 17, 1:00 PM
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    • 20th May 17, 1:00 PM
    I always shorten curtains from the top end. Just unpick the header tape, cut off the amount by which they are too long, then reattach the header tape! Simples.
    Originally posted by ouraggie
    But that would involve sewing which is what I'm trying to avoid doing by using the hemming tape
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