Baby Furniture For Small Spaces
Making curta stitch will be invisible on the finished curtain. The sewing needs to be loose, without any tension, so use a single long thread for each row, rather than knotting together shorter lengths as you work. Use thread that matches the front fabric. Continue lock stitching along the widths and the half widths.
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Turn under, press and slip stitch the edges of the lining to the turnback of the front fabric, so that equal amounts of front fabric show7 at each side. Slip stitch the bottom edge of the lining to the front fabric, unless the front fabric hem is tacked for final adjustment after the curtains are hung. In this case do not sew the bottom edge of the lining until the front fabric hem has been sewn.
When the lining is attached, complete the heading by turning back the front fabric and sewing the heading tape over the raw edge in the usual way ( 244 245). You can now gather up the curtain, hang it and dress the folds ( 250-251).
Interlined curtains undoubtedly look smarter than any other type of curtain. Not only is their appearance magnificent, but their bulk and weight make them extremely efficient excluders of draughts and light. They are also heavy and so should be hung only from the strongest, well-fixed track or pole.
Making interlined curtains is a big job, requiring concentration and immense patience.
Lining needs to be made from a sturdy fabric to support the front fabric, especially when the curtains are made from heavy woollen twill. The weight of these curtains is increased by the pleats in the front fabric, so that the rods from which they hang have to be exceptionally securely fixed.