DIY Custom Lined Curtains (it’s easier than you think!)
Making your own custom curtains wasn’t difficult at all; it probably took about five hours of measuring, cutting, and sewing. The perfect fabric, just the right dimensions, and even the amount of blackout u2013 there’s nothing more perfect than custom! You won’t believe how easy it is to make DIY custom lined curtains.
Cut the width of your fabric to 6 inches less than your actual curtain fabric, working from the length you’d like your finished panels to be. Getting everything cut to just the right length was the most time consuming part. Step one: Lay out your curtain, then pull at each side until you’ve got equal amounts of curtain fabric on both sides.
How much narrower should curtain lining be?
The lining must be shorter and narrower than the main fabric in order for the main fabric to wrap around the back and create the return, which is the fabric border visible along each edge of the back of the curtain. Thermal lining should be 13cm (518″) narrower than the main fabric.
How do you blackout curtains with lining?
Gather your fabric and lay it flat on the floor, right side down. Place the blackout lining inside the fabric, right side up. Fold the hems over the blackout lining, pin in place around all of the corners and edges, and sew all of the edges together to connect the lining to the curtain.
How do you add lining to curtains without sewing?
Fusible hemming web, which can be used to join two fabrics together, is one of the simplest ways to join your blackout lining to your curtains. Simply place the hemming web tape between the two fabrics and press together with a standard iron until they are bonded.
How do you measure for curtain lining?
To make lined curtains, sew the lining and face fabrics together.
- First, measure the total width of your face / curtain fabric, which in our example is 76u2032u2032
- then, measure the total width of your lining fabric, which in our example is 73u2032u2032.
Do you need to hem blackout lining?
No, you won’t need to hem them because the blackout lining won’t fray; simply lay them flat, draw a line across the lining that is at least 1u201d above the curtain fabric, and cut.
What is the best material for blackout curtains?
Heavy microfiber is an excellent fabric for blackout curtains, especially if a triple-weave technology is used, as it can block out up to 90% of light.
How do you attach lining to sheer curtains?
How do I add lining to my curtains?
- To begin lining curtains, place your flat, hemmed decorator fabric wrong side up on the table.
- Place the flat sheet on top.
- I only cut the width off on one side, so I only have to hem one side.
Do curtains need lining?
If your curtains are made of very thick, woven wool, they may be heavy enough without lining; however, thinner cotton or polyester curtains should be lined to prevent them from looking washed out.
What kind of fabric is used for curtains?
Cotton, silk, linen, polyester, velvet, acrylic, rayon, brocade, lace, and voile are the most common curtain fabrics.
How do you sew rod pocket curtains with lining?
Line up the top edge and one side edge of the curtain fabric and lining, right sides together, and sew the side edges together using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Keep the top edges lined up, and move the lining fabric over so that the other side edges line up.
Is it cheaper to make your own curtains?
Apart from saving a few pennies on your curtains, you should also consider whether it is time-wise for you; convenience is a big factor these days, and while sewing curtain fabrics is less expensive, it does take a lot of time.