correct curtain width

Charlie 07

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Just got a pair of curtain and think they're too wide. Curtain pole is 120cm and curtains are 132cm. By how much should I slim down the curtains? Is there a 'magic formula'?

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TLC

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Depending on the type of curtain you have - you could just gather them to make them hang properly. Don't cut them before you try them on the curtain pole!
 

Charlie 07

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they are tab top but also have hanging tape on the back? Must I pull the strings also? Didnt think this tape came on tab top curtains?
 

TLC

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If there is tape knot one end (so you don't just pull it right out!) and gather. Even if they are tab top hang them up & gather on the pole. It looks nicer to have "full" curtains rather than measly looking ones. You could even get a couple of tie-backs to hold back neatly when open. Sometimes you have to let curtains hang a couple of days to get them hanging nicely. With tape top curtains I usually get ones that are at least 1 & a half times the width of the pole.
 

Charlie 07

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just hung them there and they seem fine.tabs a bit cluttered on top. Must go on the hunt for tie backs now. thanks!
 

TLC

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No problem and keep away from those scissors!! Lovely tie backs in Dunnes at the moment.
 
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