How to Line Curtains

Lining Curtains

Linings add body and weight to curtains to help them hang better. A lining also adds opaqueness, prevents fading and sun damage to curtain fabric, and provides some insulation.

Curtains may be lined the traditional way or lined to the edge with coordinating fabric to create a custom look.

Select linings according to the weight of the curtain fabric. White or off”white sateen is the most often used lining fabric. Specially treated linings that resist staining and block out light are also available.

Cutting Directions

For a lined curtain with a casing, cut the curtain as directed on this post. For lining with 2″ (5 cm) double-fold hem, cut lining the finished length of curtain plus 2-1/2″ (6.5 cm); cut lining 6″ (15 cm) narrower than cut width of curtain. Seam and press widths, aligning curtain and lining seams if possible.

For curtains lined to the edge, cut curtain and lining the finished length plus amount for double-fold hem and 1/2″ (1.3 cm) for seam at upper edge. Cut panels the finished width plus I” (2.5 cm) for side seams.

1) Turn, press and stitch 2″ (5 cm) double-fold hem in lining. Turn and press double-fold hem in curtain. Tack weights inside fold of curtain hems at seams and stitch curtain hems.

2) Place lining on curtain, right sides together, so lining is 1-1/2″ (3.8 cm) above curtain hem. Pin and stitch 1/2″ (1.3 cm),seams on sides.

3) Turn curtain right side out. Center lining so side hems are equal width. Press side hem with seam allowance toward center. Continue to the top edge of the curtain.

4) Press 1/2″ (1.3 cm) seam allowance across upper edge of curtain. Fold upper edge of curtain down an amount equal to depth of casing and heading. Lining ends at foldline.





{Credit} SHOWER Curtain making information taken from Singer sewing for the home copyright 1994-1988



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