Adding Lining to Window Curtains
When it comes to beautifying windows, one window solution that has been in style is curtains. These window designs help in completing the looks of your windows, making them the central attraction. They are mainly manufactured to give your interior a stunning transformation with their range of colors and pattern choices. But coming to the functional values, they are highly efficient like the other blinds and shades. From blocking sunlight to providing privacy, they do an excellent job to elevate the value of your interior in a dramatic way. Curtains are visually appealing, offer an inviting and elegant gateway to the outside world, bringing warmth and sophistication. These alluring designs with their flowing vibes make any space look delightful.
Curtains come in different fabric materials to fulfill all these tasks including sheer, light-filtering, room darkening, and blackout, and each of these fabrics has different capabilities of diffusing light and offering privacy. You can always select the required one. The main fabric will last longer, and if you want to extend the lifespan of your product while increasing functional benefits, then liners are the best choice. Lining can prevent the street or neighbor noise, if you want to reduce the light leakages while embracing maximum darkness then blackout linings are the answer and the same way thermal linings are best for maximum heat coverage or insulation. Be patient to find out the right lining in order to bring out the best of your windows. Attaching liners can be tricky for many homeowners and challenging too. In this article, we have mentioned step by step ways of fixing liners on curtains. Follow them and do the task like a pro!
Choose a Liner:
● Thermal Liner: If your windows are too drafty or thin, and you are looking forward to making your home insulated, then consider attaching thermal liner with your curtains. These liners will help to prevent the hot air from coming inside during summers and warm air to escape during the winter months.
● Blackout Liner: Blackout lining integrated with your existing curtains will offer the ultimate darkness along with the maximum level of protection.
● Water Repellent or Resistant Lining: If you are planning to hang curtains in high humidity areas like the kitchen or bathroom then integrate water-resistant lining to the curtains that will protect the fabric from those elements.
● Cotton Lining: If you are not bothered about sun protection or insulation, then opt for standard cotton lining. Because of the lightweight nature, they will let the curtains hang freely.
Step by Step DIY Ways of Putting Lining on Curtains:
● Start by measuring the length and width of the curtain. Bring down the curtain from the rod and put it on a clean flat surface. Then take a measuring tape and start from the top to bottom edge and also determine how width the fabric is.
● Now determine the measurements for the liner. To get the size of the liner, subtract 1.5 cm from the length and subtract 4 cm from the width.
● Lay the lining fabric on a surface and take a scissor to cut it according to the measurement. If the curtain fabric is wider than your lining fabric, then you need to sew them together from the sides.
● Attach the fabric to the header tape. The tape should be wide like the lining fabric but make sure to add a few cm so that you can fold over the edges at the ends.
● Use a sewing machine to sew the lining fabric to the header tape.
● Use your hands to hold the lining attached header with the curtain.
● In the final step, slide the hooks through the lining header and fix them with the curtain accurately.
Sewing Liners to the Curtains:
If you don’t prefer attaching using hooks, then you can sew them together as well by following the below steps –
● Take a seam ripper to take out the hems on the curtains (only from the top and sides).
● Measure the length and width of the curtain using a measuring tape.
● Using a fabric scissor, cut the liner according to the measurement of curtain fabric.
● Now, keep the liner fabric on the curtain and fold the bottom part of the fabric liner under 5 cm.
● Fold the sides of the curtain towards the liner and stitch them together using a sewing machine.
● Repeat the same process for the top of the curtain as well. Fold them, and stitch the liner with the curtain.
For Temporary Liners:
If you are looking for a temporary liner for your window curtain, then keep the liner on the curtain fabric, and run an iron over them.
Liners always provide you the extra protection your interior deserves. So choose your required liner fabric wisely and enhance the functional efficiencies of your space in a dramatic way.
Disclaimer– These are the quickest and simplest methods of fixing additional liner to the curtains. But it’s always recommended to check with professionals before you get started. ZebraBlinds is not liable for any issues or damage caused by the above procedures.