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Re: Interlining silk curtains

From: enid
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Date: 11 Nov 2007
Time: 15:59


I would cut the interlining the same size as the curtain, leave both overnigh, hanging if you have the space as some people find that the interlining shrinks. lay the interl. on top the silk, CLAMP and pin. I, personally, lockstitch the interlining all the way along the lower edge of the hem line to the silk , turn up the hem. Mitre the corners, add the weight, and lockstitch again all the way up the curtain before turning in the side allowance. Once that is turned in, stitch interlining and side together to hold. th4en put in the lining. If you are only doing one width thats fine, but any more than that, you need to catch the interlining to the seam of the fabric. Sometimes it is necessary to lockstitch at half width intervals. Make suer that all is pinned together and firmly clamped. Silk has a life of its own and can fight other fabrice.

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