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Drapes: Custom



Save money on custom drapes by making them yourself.  You don't have to be a seamstress.  Start with a pair of inexpensive store bought drapes, and then put custom touches on them.  Add trim on the edges, or add additional border fabric.  You can glue on trim and alter the length of drapes with iron-on hem tape.  Add fabric to the hem with a simple straight stitch by hand or machine.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some more frugal tips to make your drapes look custom.


- Cut the fabric off the bottom of the drape and add a coordinating fabric. 
- Add the coordinating fabric at the top of the drape.
- Purchase a couple pairs of drapes in different, but coordinating fabric, and cut them up and put them back together to make stripes.
- Hang your drapes higher up on the wall.
- Extend your drapes wider on the wall.
- Embellish the rod with unique finials.
- Check drapery outlets for custom drapes on sale that you can alter to fit your window.







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tips in alphabetical order


A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini