Once both sides of lining are slip stitched with the 15cm returns on bottom hem do you then complete the slip stitches and join lining to bottom hem all way across?
What thread do you use for the hand stitching
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.
Hi, can you use a herringbone stitch instead of a locking stitch to secure the interlining and then machine the raw edged and interlining to the lining, inside out. Then turn it right side out and press on shape. Like they done in the National trust website or is that website not correct? Sorry just trying to learn methods here.
There are different methods, thats not one we use or would use in our
workshop. The way we make interlined curtains is in our tutorials.
Your concise instruction is amazing! I can’t tell how much it has helped me. I get frustrated as I’m working with 21/2 widths working on a 8 x 4 plywood over my dining table. Just wish I had a bigger table!! One thing that is very frustrating is the bump and lining a different widths to my fabric, so when i start with the lining attaching by the time i get to the other side it was too short, but fortunately with some wrangling and obviously the loose stitches every half width gives you some adjustment. I go from biting off more than I can chew to I can do this and will be thrilled if everything lines up when completed. Thank you!
Hi, everything’s going really well so far and instructions are brilliant. However, when I came to interlocking the lining it was wider than my curtain (I’m using two complete widths so big curtain!). I thought it would look neater to get the join in the fabric and join in lining in line rather than laying the lining along the edge (hope that makes sense). So now when I come to slip stitch the lining down the sides would you advise I trim the lining on both sides to then turn it in 2cm Or not trim it and turn it in as it is. If I do this it’ll be about a 5 or 6cm turn in but the advantage is the edge is selvage so won’t fray. What would you do please. Many thanks Jackie
Trim both sides to give a 2cm side turn (turn under). Don't worry about fraying.