How to make -
Blackout Roman Blind
WORKROOM METHOD
Step 7: Join the Lining to the Fabric Panel
Printable Worksheet
Printable Worksheet

PIN THE LINING TO THE FABRIC

  1. Put the fabric right side down onto the table.
  2. Smooth the fabric out then place the lining on top (lining right side up). There should be a 2cm margin of fabric down each side and along the bottom of the blind.
  3. Smooth the lining out and pin it in place so the rod pockets are the correct distance up from the bottom of the blind

SLIP STITCH THE LINING TO THE FABRIC

  1. Slip stitch the lining to the fabric down each side and along the bottom. Stop/start the slip stitch just below the velcro of the header.
Included in this video
  • Reinforcing at the rod pockets and lining corners.

Questions & Comments

Michelle

Hi really helpful tutorials.

I’m confused with lining too?

I have super soft blackout lining, is this the only lining I need?

Many thanks Michelle

SewHelpful:  

No we make a blackout roman blind with the blackout sandwiched between cotton lining on the back of the blind and the face fabric. If you just use the blackout lining and follow the LINED roman blind tutorial, the blackout will not go fully to the edges of the blind and there will be lines of horizontal stitch lines through the blackout where the rod pockets are. So if you follow this BLACKOUT roman blind tutorial you will need cotton lining as well.

Cheryl

Hello,

I was wondering when slip stitching the lining to the fabric, do you pick up the blackout in the stitch or just the side hem?

Kind thanks for your fab tutorials!

SewHelpful:  

No just stitch into the side fold of the fabric.

Sarah

Hi,

Thank you for the tutorials, I'm finding them very helpful. I've got myself confused over the materials though, I bought some super soft blackout curtain liner from Terry's fabrics - is this just blackout, or the liner or both?

Many thanks

SewHelpful:  

The blackout lining and the lining are different. You will see the difference between the two in the videos.

Anne

Hi

I have used thermal lining for my lining and put the rod pockets on the silver thermal side, which looks like it’s wrong????

Can I have the rod pockets on the inside of the blind instead of on the topside....I know it’s not right but could it work.?

Thanks

SewHelpful:  

No idea its not a method we have tried or used in the workroom.

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