Hi, I can't find anything about stitching the lining to the interring and main fabric across the width where the rod pockets are? I am imagining the rods and lining becoming separated from the rest? I must have missed something?
That comes next in STEP 8 when you stab stitch the layers together.
I m using 100% linen on a blind size 162cms wide by 231cms drop and is to be interlined. I was wondering whether I should interlock along the interlining to main fabric where the rod pocket positions are and ten interlock lining to interlining at rod pocket position as I m worried the blind will sag if the interlining is only herringbone stitched around he outside of the panel? What would be be your advice on making a blind this big in a very loose weave fabric??
You can interlock the interlining into the blind and some books would
advise you to do this. However we find the stab stitches hold the layers
in position so do not interlock. Also if you interlock you may find
that when you smooth the layers out it can create little pulls in the
face of the fabric.
I would like to attached a bobble trim to the bottom of my blinds. The bobbles are on a tape which I'm presuming isn't meant to show. What is the correct way/place to attach the trim on to so that only the bobbles are visible (if that's how its meant to be) thank you
The easiest way for a beginner is to stitch the tape to the back of the
blind in line with the bottom (if you do this make sure there is excess
tape at each end to turn under so you don't get a raw edge).
However you are right we do not do it that way, we make a fold in the bottom of the fabric to encase the tape.