How to Make Thermal-Lined Curtains

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How to Make Thermal-Lined Curtains
Thermal Lined Curtains (Stage Curtains image by Darragh Tobin from

Thermal lined curtains provide an extra layer of protection over the window during all seasons. The thermal lining will help hold out both the cold from the winter months and the heat from the hot sun during the summer. The thermal lining is a special material that comes in numerous weights, thicknesses, colour and texture. The proper thermal lining material should be purchased for the location environment.

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Things you need

  • Thermal lining material
  • Curtain fabric
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Sewing tape measure
  • Seam gauge
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • 1-inch seam binding
  • Curtain rod

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  1. 1

    Measure the dimensions of the window. Purchase, wash, dry and press the fabric. Cut the curtain fabric to the desired dimensions adding 5 inches for the top ruffle and curtain pocket. Cut the lining the same dimensions as the curtain fabric.

  2. 2

    Lay the curtain fabric out so the front of the fabric is facing up. Place the lining material on the curtain fabric with the front of the lining facing down. Pin the edges of the lining and fabric together.

  3. 3

    Sew a 5/8-inch seam on three of the four edges. Trim the thread. Remove the pins and turn the fabric so the front sides are now facing out.

  4. 4

    Turn the open edge to the inside 5/8 inch with both fabrics. Pin the edge together. Sew a seam along the bottom edge.

  5. 5

    Cut a length of 1-inch seam binding to match the width of the curtain. Press the centre fold of the seam binding open. Place the top edge of the seam binding down 3 inches from the top of the curtain. Pin the top and the bottom of the seam binding in place. Sew across both edges of the seam binding to form the rod pocket.

  6. 6

    Place the curtain rod through the pocket and hang the newly sewn thermal-lined curtain.

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