I have reached step 8....hurrah; all measuring correctly and square thanks to you.
I know you have a blackout lining tutorial in the pipeline but when I stab stitch my blackout lined blinds do I still pin before I stab or is there a way to avoid those extra holes but still hold everything together.
Yes pin before you stab.
I am using your very helpful instructions to make three Roman blinds for a bay window. I would ask you to clarify 'stab stitches' I assume this attaches the blind material to the lining at the rod pockets and goes through all layers. I just want to check that I have it right! Many thanks
Yes the stab stitch goes all the way through to the face fabric but you
try to make it show as little as possible. The video shows you in detail
how to stitch it and how little of the stitch you want to show.
I am making a blind 178cm wide and 108 deep. Following the tutorial I inserted the bottom bar before adding the lining. However I find that it will now be impossible to get the blind Under the machine to apply the Velcro heading. I am having to unstitch the corner of my blind to do this. I think on a wider blind it may be better to leave one corner of the bottom hem and lining open to allow for insertion of the bottom bar at the end.
Hi Linda have you watched the videos?
You will see in the videos we do not put the blind under the machine arm when sewing the tape on.
I’ve just made a very large blind 215cm wide, so had to join lining panels, this made it very difficult to get the baton through the rod pocket where the lining joined, any advice please?
Tack the seams flat when you join the lining where the rod pockets will
be. This will stop the flaps catching on the rods when you insert them.
Once the rods are in you can then remove the tacking stitches.