Yes it does matter, we would throw it away and start again in the workroom. Cutting a lining panel with straight parallel sides and a straight square bottom, is crucial for making a well made roman blind.
We never use tape in the workroom, as we believe pockets made from the lining and sewn on brass rings give a far more professional finish. We also think it is easier to neatly sew a rod pocket than sew the tape on.
On the plus side for tape, it does reduce the work later as you can use the tape fabric loops rather than sew rings on to guide the cords and clip safety breakouts on rather than sew them on.
Of course if you have a kit where the safety breakouts are clipped on you will have to use the tape provided.
Hi thank you for the tutorial. Really helpful. Just one thing. When attaching the lining to the fabric does the lining get tucked into the side seam allowance of the fabric and stitched down or does it get attached on the top of the fabric.
HI - I made so many blinds & curtains from your tutorials about 4 years ago - so thank you! I seem to remember using a hem on the lining of 5 cm (Or i could just have a bad memory!), is it now 2cm? Thanks Rachel
This is a blackout blind tutorial, you are probably thinking of the lined roman blind tutorial, where a 5cm double hem is folded up on the lining.
Thank you for these wonderful tutorials, calculators and videos. I am a novice sewer but hope with the help of your well structured and fully comprehensive guide throughout each individual step, I’ll have the confidence to successfully complete a Roman Blind.
I have searched online for Cotton Rich lining 200g/m2 without success can you share where you buy yours, please?
We buy wholesale trade only. Maybe try John Lewis or Merrick and Day.