Materials
  • - Fabric
  • - Lining
  • - Thread
  • - Buckram
  • - Wadding
  • - Weights
  • - Curtain Hooks
  • Tools
  • - Sewing Machine
  • - Needles
  • - Pins
  • - Clamps
  • - Scissors
  • - Set Square
  • - Straight Edge
  • - Invisible Marker
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    Step 7: Join Fabric Panel to Lining
    Printable Worksheet
    Printable Worksheet

    JOIN FABRIC TO LINING & MITRE CORNERS

    • Lay the face fabric out wrong side up.
    • Clamp to the table along the bottom or use weights to hold the curtain in place.
    • Lay the lining panel on top (wrong side down).
    • Position the lining, so the bottom of the lining is 2cm up from the bottom of the fabric.
    • Pin in place just above hems.
    • Trim the lining so it sits 5cm in from each side of the fabric (sometimes you may need to trim the fabric).
    • Fold the fabric side edges in 5cm and pin. (the fabric panel will now be aligned on the edges with the lining panel)
    • Fold the lining in (turning under) 2cm on each side. Tip
    • Neaten the ends of the fabric hem by folding them up and under to form a mock mitre on the fabric corner.
    • Ladder stitch along the mock mitre.
    • Slip stitch the lining to the face fabric down each side and 10cm along the bottom of the lining at each corner.
    This video shows you
    • How to trim down your lining/fabric
    • How to fold in your side turns
    • How to make a tidy mock mitre
    • How to ladder stitch a mock mitre

    Make sure you leave the pins in just above the hem so when you work on the heading in the next step the lining doesn't shift up.

    This video shows you
    • How to slip stitch in detail
    • Where and how to start/finish your stitches
    • How to trim down your lining/fabric