I don’t know about you but, I don’t like the bunched up look for my curtains. In fact, I hate it, I think it looks kinda messy and hangs weird. So whenever I get curtains that are like that- here’s what I do with them:
I buy some ribbon – I use 1 inch white ribbon and I like ribbed ribbon best
and Heat n bond
I then cut my ribbon and heatnbond – you want the heatnbond to be the same length as the rod pocket and then the ribbon about an inch longer then that
You then want to figure out your placement – you want about 6-7 of them – I did six, but probably should have done seven. You need one of the very end of each side of the curtain. Then you can arrange the rest equal distance between each in between the ends. Lay the heatnbond strip on the curtain and then the ribbon on top of that
So next, you want to fold the piece of ribbon like this – this will insure equal weight distribution and secure a lot of surface of the ribbon to the curtain
You want the longer side on top and the shorter side touching the curtain/heatnbond – then iron for about 20-25 seconds
So now you have a pocket for the curtain rod – continue this same method for the rest of this curtain and then repeat the whole process over for the second curtain panel.
Let rest for about 30 mins to let it completely bond – then hang your beautiful, neat curtains!
Enjoy, and hopefully this made sense!
Note: You can also sew with a very similar method.
You completely skip the heatnbond. You cut the ribbon to a little over the length of the rod pocket on your curtain. Place the ribbon on the curtain then sew along the top and the bottom