I would appreciate some advice as I have double width fabric and I want to add interlining. I am concerned about locking the interliing to the fabric (without being able to attach it to the fabric join seams) and whether this will show the lock stitches on the right side of the fabric. What would you advice be please?
We lock stitch in between the widths any way not just to the join seams.
Hi, I want to do the tutorial for interlined curtains but with pencil pleat heading. Can I use any of the tutorials but just change the heading? Also, are the linings and fabric attached by machine or hand stitched -similar to the roman blind tutorial? I ask because I will have a problem with the weight and bulk of the fabric, interlining and blackout lining going through the machine as I am only 5.1 tall and a lightweight.. One curtain will be 5 x 137cm wide. I have to make 4 the same. Cheers
Follow the interlined instructions. You only need 5cm heading allowance for pencil pleat. Trim the interlining to the finished length of the curtain at the top, fold over the 5cm of lining and fabric, then stitch on your pencil pleat heading tape.
A lighter weight interlining may help with the bulk.
My pole is going to be 380cm long covering a set of French doors and a sill length window that has a wall space between of 14cm. I am thinking about a pair of double pleat curtains made of 3 widths per curtain. Have you done curtains this wide before or would you do 2 pairs, although I'm not sure if I could fit 2 poles side by side? Any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks.
Hi Lynn. This is a tricky one as it really comes down to personal choice and if you are confident enough/ have enough space to make a really large curtain.
I have made some very large curtains but I have a work table big enough to do so. For ease, I would go for 2 pairs and I actually think that would look good. To make a pair of curtains to cover the whole window will be quite tricky. It really depends on what you would prefer and if you are up for the challenge.
Good luck and send us a photo once they are made - we'd love to see what you went for.
Hi This seems like a really good information site and I am interested in signing up to access the videos. On this page (page 0) it says that the 27 tutorial videos cost £15 for 28 days. However having clicked to run the videos on later pages, after the initial free introduction time the pop up box states £19.95 for 6 weeks or £14.95 for 2 days. How do I get the 28 days for £15 please as this would suit my needs. regards Joy
The 28 days was the old period we used to offer it has now been increased to 6 weeks.
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