How to make -
Hand Pleated Interlined Curtains
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  Cindy Taylor

Cindy is the owner of Dolman & Taylor specialist curtain and blind makers. She has over 15 years of experience, curtain making, blind making, working with fabrics and making soft furnishings. She has also been teaching for many years and in the videos clearly explains and demonstrates the methods and techniques used in her workroom .
How to make a hand pleat interlined curtain tutorial by Sew Helpful

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 workroom.

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 workroom 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 workroom, 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.


        VIDEO INSTRUCTOR - Cindy Taylor

Owner of Dolman & Taylor specialist curtain and blind makers.

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

Your Questions & Comments


When should I consider using interlining? I have been asked to make some curtain for a friend and it is fairly hefty fabric. Should I use interlining?


It’s a design decision, you are going to have to decide in agreement with the customer how thick they want them to be. There are different thicknesses of interlining. See our blog for an article on interling types.

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