How to make -
Hand Pleated Interlined Curtains
  • - Fabric
  • - Lining
  • - Interlining
  • - Thread
  • - Buckram
  • - Weights
  • - Curtain Hooks
  • Tools
  • - Sewing Machine
  • - Needles
  • - Pins
  • - Clamps
  • - Scissors
  • - Set Square
  • - Straight Edge
  • - Invisible Marker
  • Watch the videos for full step by step tution of the instructions and expert tips from the workshop

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    Step 6c: Form the Hem
    Printable Worksheet
    Printable Instructions


    • Fold up the bottom (10cm or 8cm) ensuring the interlining doesn't fold up.
    • Fold up another (10cm or 8cm) ensuring the interlining sits snuggly in the hem.
    • Pin the hem in place.
    • Check the corners form a mitre.
    • Ladder stitch the mitres closed.
    • Herringbone stitch the hem in place.
    This video shows you
    • How to fold the corners.
    • How to fold and pin the hem.
    • How to form the mitre corner.
    • How to ladder stitch the mitre.
    • How to Herringbone stitch the hem.

    Extra Help & Comments

    Sew Helpful
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    what sewing thread do you use and do you special needles and where can you buy them
    Sew Helpful
    We use various brands of thread (quite often Guterman), we tend to focus more on the colour match rather than brand or type of thread.

    Regarding needles we like to use a long needle and usually use a size 5 Long darner. (we get these wholesale but you should be able to find them on google)

    Buckram Needle

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