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

    Video User Comments

    I love your videos they have given me the confidence to make my own curtains and blinds....Julie

    Your videos are so good, thank you…..Alex

    Once again, I should say that I think the video tutorials are extremely well done. Although I've been sewing for years I've learnt lots of techniques that are new to me and that give a much more professional finish........Heather

    Thank you for such brilliant tutorials and videos....... ....Barbara

    I have absolutely loved your videos for curtain making, I have learnt so much from you….Charlotte

    Step 5: Make up the Lining Panels
    Printable Worksheet
    Printable Instructions

    CUT THE DROPS

    The number of widths of lining needed is the same as the number of widths of fabric.

    • Cut each width of lining the length of the LINING CUT DROP calculated in step 4.
    • If you are working with an odd number of widths each curtain will contain a half width. Cut down one of the widths to split it into 2 equal halves.
    This video shows you
    • How to measure and mark your cut drops.
    • How to cut your cut drops.
    • How to split a width in half.
    • How to make sure you use the correct sides the right way up later.

    If more than one width is required per curtain, join the the lining panels with a plain seam.

    JOINING WIDTHS

    • Lay lining panels to be joined right side together (make sure the panels are the same way up) align bottoms and edges.
    • If you are working with an odd number of widths each curtain will contain a half width. The half widths should be on the outer edges of the curtain. Join the selvedge to selvedge.
    • Join the appropriate lining widths with a plain seam.
    • Press the seams open
    • Check the bottom of the joined panels are straight, if not trim.

    Eg: A pair of curtains requiring 3 widths, each curtain fabric panel is 1.5 widths (half widths on outer edges).

    This video will show you
    • How to make sure you are joining correct sides and the right way up.
    • How to sew a plain seam.
    • How to press a plain seam.

    Extra Help & Comments

    Lesley
    Great tutorials, so glad I found them.

    Do you match your sewing thread to the fabric content, ie cotton thread for cotton fabric, polyester thread for mixed fabrics?
    Sew Helpful
    We use a mixture of types of thread in the workshop, but concentrate on matching colour rather than cotton to cotton etc.


    threads
    eve nicolls
    what seam allowance are you using?
    Sew Helpful
    Thats covered in the videos.
    T
    How much narrower is the lining than the curtain panel?
    Sew Helpful
    This is covered in STEP 7 when you join the fabric panel to the lining panel. You trim the lining (or sometimes the fabric) so the lining panel is 10cm narrower than the fabric panel (the lining sits in 5cm from each fabric side when laying on top of the fabric, before the fabric and lining side truns are made)
    Madeleine
    Is it ok to press a 1.5cm lining seam to one side and stitch them down, 1cm from the joining seam so the seams lie nice and flat. I make all my curtains this way.
    Sew Helpful
    Yes you can do that (we do it with blackout lining)
    Madeleine
    When the curtain fabric has a pattern and is not see through I iron the lining seams to one side and then top stitch them approx. 1cm from the first seam, which is similar to a flat felled seam, instead of having open seams. Is that ok to do? It works really well, especially on large curtains. It looks neat and seams sit nice and flat.
    Sew Helpful
    Yes you can do that (sounds good). We've never had problems with open seams on cotton linings though.
    Madeleine
    Thank you very much for your help and well done on the tutorial videos, Love it and very grateful to learn by watching an expert. Brilliant!

    Your Question or Comment

    Out of 56, 14 or 27, which is the smallest?
    blank
    Enter answer:
    blank
    blank
    Powered by Commentics