Making Rod Pocket Curtains With Lining? 3 Easy Steps

Rod pocket curtains are used commonly in most homes. They are easy to make. In addition, Rod pocket makes curtain shifting very easy. Decorating your house with a beautifully lined curtain that has a rod casing may make it more appealing or practical for your space. You can choose to hang on a beautifying rod or use a balance. In this article, you will learn how to make rod pocket curtains with lining.

This will make the view outside get some focus and make your window seem like it is larger. It can become a beginning sewer usable project if you make it a shorter length and then hang it on a swing arm road. It is a budget-friendly living space decor and DIY.

Rod Pocket Curtains With Lining


Simple Steps on Making Rod Pocket curtains with lining

To start making your rod pocket curtains with lining, take the following steps.

Step #1: Measurement and Cutting

You will measure the circumference of the curtain rod of your choice using any measuring instrument, like tape and a vernier caliper. Next, place the curtain rod on the chosen place on the wall or window. Then measure the rod so you can cut your curtain length.  

Measure the fabric to be double the rod’s width, then cut out the fabric. Cutting the fabric length must be the same as the length of the curtain with additional 6 inches. This is to make the hem lower and then add another 1 inch to the half of the rod’s circumference. 

Cut out your lining to be the same as the width of the fabric with the same length minus 3 inches.  


Step #2: Sewing

Sew the hem on the face of the fabric up to double 3 inches. Also, for the lining, turn for double inches to sew. Put the right side of the lining and fabric together while aligning the upper edge. Sew this in place with a half-inch allowance. On both sides seam, sew with an inch allowance.  

Open the side seam and sew the fabric into place with your hand for a half seam allowance. Turn out the right part of the curtain and flatten the seams. From each side on the upper part of the curtain, draw a line that is the same as the circumference of the rod, including half an inch. Sewing on the line will form the rod casing. 


Step #3: Fixing the rod on the wall

Insert the curtain rod through the casing you created. Return the final. Put back the rod, and you are done!  


9 Easy Ways to sew Lined Curtains!

Step #1: Cut the curtain fabric by adding 10 inches to the length of the curtain panel. Cut the lining you have chosen by adding two and a half inches to the size of the panels. Cut the width to be less than the fabric of your curtain by 6 inches.  

Step #2: Now, do the heming at the lower part of the curtain fabric. Then do a quick stitch from a quarter inch at the top part to the hem at the bottom of your curtain panel. 

Step #3: From the top edge, do the hemming of the lining’s bottom. Join the lining of your curtain fabric. Turn out the right side. Make sure you have equal fabric quantity on both sides of your lining. You can iron to get a near edge.   

Step #4: Tuck in your curtain fabric and sew it into place.  

Step #5: Sew the extra top fabric on the upper edge into place.  

Step #6: Choose grommets, back tabs, or pegs with simple rings for sliding your curtain and rod.


Can you use curtain hooks on rod pocket curtains?

The answer is YES; you can. You can use either hook or curtain ring clips. Both will do well for your rod pocket curtains. 

When you use specially made curtain hooks with additional clips, you can easily hang a lightweight curtain or heavier from your curtain rod.   


How do you measure fabrics for rod pocket curtains?

Firstly, you start by measuring the whole width of your curtain rod. Then, add one more inch and a half to the total length you will use with the length. 

For all standard curtain rods, they have a width of about one inch. Consequently, you must ensure that you add extra two and a half inches to your curtain length. This will be enough space for you to fix your rod pockets.  

You can also start by measuring from the lower edge of your curtain rod. Then you proceed to the needed length for your curtain to get the length of your curtain body. Finally, add another allowance of 6 inches for the hem on the length. 

Include 2 inches more for the upper ruffle allowance. And double the depth of the rod pocket with another hand inch. The total length will be the length of the fabric you are cutting out for your curtain. Your curtain hooks on rod pocket curtains should look like this.



You are treating your living room windows and walls to nice-looking curtains in every home owner’s dream. There are varieties of curtain materials to choose from, such as lace, sheer, linen, and their looks. 

While rod pocket curtains are also called pole top curtains or tailored ones, they are also the most common and regular curtain style. 

They appear with a sewn-in rod pocket which is placed on the top of all curtain panels. You can hang them directly using a decorative rod or include clip rings to give it a more upgraded look. It also allows for easy movement on your window. You can also use plain utility rods for curtains. They are made of metal and don’t have to show on your window. 

I hope reading through this article has widened your knowledge of making rod pocket curtains with lining. If you still have concerns on how to make rod pocket curtains with lining? Drop a comment.