How to make -
Pinch Lined Pleat Curtains
(Double Pleat)
Materials
  • - Fabric
  • - Lining
  • - 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 6b: Hem the Fabric panels
    Printable Worksheet
    Printable Instructions

    MAKE THE HEM

    Hem the bottom edge of the fabric panels and add curtain weights. This is a double hem (turned twice) 8cm for sill length curtains and 10cm for floor length curtains:

    • Position curtain weights 6cm in from each end of the fabric panel (to allow for side turns in the next Step) and at half width intervals.
    • Sew the curtain weights flush with the bottom of the curtain panel. (when the hem is folded up twice they will sit on the bottom of the hem)
    • Fold up the bottom (10cm or 8cm)
    • Fold up another (10cm or 8cm)
    • Pin the hem in place.
    This video shows you
    • How to position and sew in weights.
    • How to fold and pin the hem.

    STITCHING THE HEM

    View this next video to see the machine options on your sewing machine for machine stitching and how to hand stitch the hem.

    This video will show you
    • How to machine straight line stitch the hem.
    • How to machine blind hem stitch the hem.
    • How to hand stitch blind hem in detail.

    Extra Help & Comments

    Sew Helpful
    Post your questions & comments here, we will reply so everyone can see the answer.
    Sam
    Do you recommend any particular weights? I have come across lead weight tape for curtain making, is this as effective as individual weights? Thanks
    Sew Helpful
    We use the fabric covered weights (as in the videos) for our customers curtains. You can use the lead tape in lined curtains, we tend to use it more for shears.
    Sophia
    Can you tell me where to buy the curtain table clamps you use? I only have some very rough sharp metal ones from Merrick and Day, yours look kinder to the fabric....thanks
    Sew Helpful
    Try EBay and search for spring clamps.
    Jennifer
    Hi, is the interlining sewed only to the fabric panel and not the lining?

    Thanks
    Sew Helpful
    At this stage we are joining the interlining to the fabric. We join the lining to the completed panel later in STEP 7.


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