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How to cover curtains with blackout material

The curtains are useful dimming for people who sleep during the day because they work at night. They also help people who suffer from migraines and need a completely dark room. Buy curtains for darkening pre made ​​can be expensive and short on style. You will have many more options if you choose to purchase decorative curtains unlined and blackout material separately the curtains with blackout material yourself. Line your own curtains is inexpensive and can be done in just one afternoon.


Prepare the curtain

Open the seams on the top side and the bottom of each panel curtains you want lined with blackout material. If your shade has only folds up, open hem stitching on the lower edge of the header.


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Measure the length of the curtain fabric to fold the original line. If you have a single pleat heading measured from fourth in the line of stitching to original fold line. This is your length terminated.
Measure the width of the curtain fabric to the original lines of folds sideways. This is your finished width.

Calculates darkening lining material

Choose a color darkening liner is usually available in white or bone.

Subtracts five inches (12.7 cm) of the length of the curtain terminated. This is the length from your skin darkening.

Subtracts eight inches (20.32 cm) to a finished width of each panel curtains . This is the width of your blackout material lining.


Cut the darkening lining.

Make a hem at the base of darkening lining material using a hem-half inch (1.27 cm). Fold the hem up 1 and 1/2 inch (3.8 cm) and sew.

Supports blackout material lining the front fabric curtains with right sides together and right upper edges and uneven. If you have curtains with folds, located the top of the liner below the header hem stitching.

Sew the right edge. Stop sewing just before you reach the hem lining blackout material.

Aligns the left edges darkening lining and fabric of the curtains . Sew the left side seam. Stop before you reach the hem of the lining of the blackout material.

Press the seam allowances toward the darkening lining.

Darkening lining fabric.

Return to sew the original stitching lines.