Musings from the workshop
1st July 17
How to make Interlined Curtains

We have just added a new tutorial to the website, showing how to make hand pleated interlined curtains.


Making a Goblet pleat interlined curtain

Interlined curtains are thicker and more substantial than lined curtains as they have a layer of interlining sandwiched between the fabric and lining inside the curtain. They are heavier and feel more sumtuous with better insulating properties.

This tutorial is a development of our "how to make lined curtain tutorials" and has the following features

  • 27 videos
  • How to make double pleat (pinch pleat), triple pleat, cartridge pleat, goblet pleat, all in the same tutorial
  • Improved information and videos on how to deal with a patterned fabric
  • How to check your fabric
  • Improved Ease and overlap info
  • Advice on interlinings

Making a Double pleat interlined curtain Making Triple pleat interlined curtains Making a Goblet pleat interlined curtain


The tutorial takes you from measuring the window through to hanging and dressing the curtain at the end. Calculations of fabric quantities and how to set your pleats out are covered in detail, with links to some handy online calculators on the site, to help check your calculations.

The written instructions tell you how to make the curtain, but the videos show you the stitching and techniques we use in the workshop to get a professional finish, with thought on how you might do things at home on a smaller table than ours.

There is a section at the bottom of each tutorial STEP where you can ask questions (we will post the answers for all to see - we call it the EXTRA HELP section).

If you can't afford the time or money to attend day courses in a workshop, then we think this tutorial is the next best thing, with its video demonstrations, written instructions, calculators, and answered questions. You also have the benefit of learning at your own pace at times that suit you. The website tutorial is also responsive as well so you should be able to read and watch it on your iphone when making, if you've got a tablet (even better).

Benefit from our experience and sew like a pro. Make your curtains, much better curtains.

All written instructions, calculators and Extra Help is FREE to view and use online, to unlock all 27 tutorial videos for 28 days costs £15.

Extra Help & Comments

Georgeta
Hi,
I am going to make some pencil pleat curtains following your tutorial (which I think it's great!), just wondering if I could make them with interline like the pleat pleat as the fabric is silk like, if so, which points I vary from one the pinch pleat tutorial, please? I see no tutorial for pencil pleat interlined curtains..
Thank you s much for your help!
Sew Helpful
We are working of an interlined pencil pleat tutorial.

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