How to sew simple lined curtains

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I quite like a thing which can do two jobs at once. Lined curtains are handy like that. They add the finishing touch of a curtain, and when closed, they can keep out the sun just like a window blind. The little girls’ room window needed curtains for cuteness and for privacy. I made this set for about $8, much much cheaper than buying a set. (They are totally cuter than store bought ones too!)

To make your own, you need to measure how long you want them (add 2 inches), and how wide (add one inch). You need a fabric for the outside ( the side that shows) and a fabric for the lining. Cut your fabric into rectangles, put the wrong sides together. Sew all the way around the edges…BUT you need to leave 3 inches on both sides un-sewn. The will be your curtain rod holes. I used the entire width of fabric, so I did not need to finish the edge. The selvage edge (factory finished edge) won’t fray. If you have raw edges, hem this before you sew all the edges.

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You also need to leave about 7 or 8 inches open along the bottom, so that you can turn it all right side out when you are done.

how to sew lined curtains

After you’ve sewn all four sides, flip it right side out. Close up the larger hole by top stitching along the bottom. Fold the curtain rod hole inwards.

how to sew lined curtains

Tack it at the top, just a bit to keep it folded.

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It should look like this.

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Lastly, sew a straight line, three inches from the top, from hole to hole. This is to make pocket for the curtain rod.

how to sew lined curtains chapter37

Iron, hang, and enjoy! These simple little curtains make a cozy, dim room for naps, but aren’t too dark and heavy for decor either.

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Want to see what their room looked like before it got attacked by a paint brush? Check it out HERE!

 Matthew 7:11   If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? 

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I'm a mom, blogger, and shop owner. I love all things creative, especially sewing! Follow along at www.chapterthirtyseven.com
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2 Responses to How to sew simple lined curtains

  1. Pingback: The little girl’s room gets a makeover - Chapter37

  2. This is a project I have been thinking about tackling – thanks for the tutorial Abby!! And thanks for sharing it at Work it Wednesday this week! Hope to see you back tomorrow – party goes live at 9am EST.
    ~Krista

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