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The curtain diagnosis – playing doctor with damaged curtains

The curtain diagnosis – playing doctor with damaged curtains

Do you have a number of curtains that you absolutely love but that may be looking a little sad lately due to general wear and tear?

If you can’t think of getting rid of them, it may be time to play doctor with your damaged curtains.

Instead of going out and paying the highest price on a new set of curtains, there are some simple ways you can fix your curtains at minimal cost.

In this article, we’re going to go over some of the wondrous DIY hacks you can use to fix your curtains. So read on to find out more!

Repairing tears in the fabric

If you feel a crack in your curtains, don’t fret! Fortunately, the hassle of repairing a tear in your curtain is minimal and can be done in a snap. When it comes to repairing a crack, you have a few options to choose from. Here are 2 simple methods you can use to renovate your curtains.

  • The first method you can use is to get an upholstery needle and fabric from one of the top suppliers in the world Upholstery fabric in Australia. You will also need a thread to match your upholstery fabric. So gather your tools and you’re good to go. What you need to do now is use scissors to cut off any loose threads that may have popped up around the crack.

Now use a Whip stab, you want to bring the two torn sides together. When you get to the end of your stitch, tie off your thread and trim off any excess material. This method is best for small tears, and once you’ve hung your curtains again, there should be little or no visible defects to the naked eye. The folds of your curtains should hide potential eyesores.

  • The second way you can fix the crack in your curtains is to buy some fusible interface. Once you have some in your hands, all you have to do is cut a piece of the fabric a size slightly larger than your teardrop.

Carefully line up the fabric on the back of your tear, making sure that your tear is patching up as much as possible. You can then place the fabric face down on the back of your curtain and run your hot iron over it to fuse it into the curtain fabric. This will make sure it sticks together and the crack doesn’t get bigger.

Do you have a hook in your fabric?

Another common damage that occurs with curtains is hook. This can happen if you have pets scratching your curtains or if your curtains get caught in your clothes. Fortunately, hooks are very easy to fix and you can get your curtains back on in no time. Here’s how to do it.

  • First of all, you’ll want to reduce the size of the hook as much as possible by manually manipulating the curtain fabric. You can do this by trying to return the thread to its original position as much as possible without causing any additional cost and damage to the fabric.
  • When you’ve stretched your fabric as much as possible, grab a thread and a needle. Attach your thread to the loop of the hook and carefully run it to the other side of the curtain with your needle. You will then make a small stitch as close as possible to the root of the tree stump.

After doing this, cut off any excess thread, but remember not to cut the hook or the threads will come loose and possibly create a hole in your curtain fabric.

We hope these 2 simple curtain repair hacks have proven useful and that you are now equipped with the knowledge you need to play doctor with your damaged curtains.