How to make -
Hand Pleated Interlined Curtains
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How to make Interlined Curtains

(with a Pinch Pleat, Double Pleat, Triple Pleat, Goblet Pleat or Cartridge Pleat)

Learn how to make curtains the way they are made in a professional workshop.

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 includes

  • Full Written Instructions
  • How to make double, pinch, triple, goblet & cartridge pleats
  • 27 Videos
  • Diagrams
  • Tips
  • Definitions
  • Example Calculations
  • Tools Required
  • Materials Required
  • Extra Help

We also cover how to deal with a patterned fabric as well as plain fabric when making the curtain. These instructions have been developed by Cindy Taylor an experienced curtain maker. There are tips included and with the benefit of her experience you will avoid common mistakes that can be made and get a professional finish.

Tutorial Steps

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 FREE 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).

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

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