Thermal curtains helps to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. But how to make thermal lined curtains? The process are not difficult as you might think! In this blog post, I will tell you everything that you need to know about how to make thermal lined curtains, including where to buy materials for your project and how much it costs.
Materials you need when planning on how to make thermal lined curtains are;
- A sewing machine
- Curtain lining fabric.
The amount of fabric required varies depending on how wide your curtains are (you’ll want to cut the same width as your finished product). I recommend using some lightweight but sturdy material for thermal-lined curtains because it’s easier to handle when sewing.
Purchasing materials: this is the easy part! The measurements depend on how wide your curtains are, but it should cost around $20-$25 per yard of fabric and about $250 for a good sewing machine. You can find materials at any department store or online retailer like Amazon.
Steps on How to Make Thermal Lined Curtains
If you want your curtains to be a different color than the lining fabric, I recommend buying two yards of material for each yard needed.
Step #1: The first step is measuring how wide your curtain needs to be and add seam allowance (usually around one inch) after marking with pins where the sewing machine will go down stitches.
Step #2: Next, you’ll need to cut the fabric length-wise (across the grain) and width-wise.Step #3: The next step is sewing a hem at the bottom of your curtain with topstitching, so it doesn’t fray over time. After that’s finished, sew panels together using an even and straight stitch, leaving less room for mistakes.
Step #4: The last step is to cut the lining fabric and sew it together as you did with your curtains.
After that, be sure to hem all four bottom edges of both fabrics, then place one piece rightside up on top of the other (lining on inside) and stitch around the perimeter using a zigzag or serge stitch so there’s no visible sewing.
What are Thermal Lined Curtains?
Thermal lined curtains are a great way to keep the cold out and heat in. They also help insulate your home against drafts which can be beneficial year-round, but mainly during winter when it’s so chilly outside!
Special skills or tools are not neeeded to make thermal lined curtains for your windows – they are a straightforward sewing project, and they only require two pieces of fabric.
How to Care for Thermal Lined Curtains?
Just like how you would care for regular curtains, wash them on a cool cycle and hang them to dry. If they shrink, which is familiar with thermal lined fabrics, just let the sunshine onto them or use an iron at medium heat to help stretch. The lining should always be hand-washed in cold water and line dried.
Should you Iron Thermal Curtains?
Yes! Especially if you want them to last. Ironing will remove any wrinkles and help the lining hold up better over time.
Should I use Detergent to Wash Thermal Lined Curtains?
You can use detergent to wash your curtains, but be sure not to put too much in so as not to damage the lining.
How do I Hang my Thermal Lined Curtains?
Thermal lined curtains are best hung with a rod that is at least two inches wider than the width of the curtain. The lining should be in contact with the wall to help insulate and protect from cold drafts.
What kind of Hardware do you Need for Thermal Lined Curtains?
The first thing you will need is a rod. You will also need a cordless drill, screws or nails to hang it with, and curtain rings or hooks for the top of your curtains.
What is the Thermal Lining?
Thermal lining can be made from just about any material. Still, it’s typically cotton or polyester that has been quilted on both sides, so it’s an insulating layer.
How do you know how much thermal lining to buy?
Measure the width of your window, and add one-half inch for seam allowance on each side.
What are Some Things to Consider When Buying Thermal Lined Curtains?
There are a few essential factors you need to keep in mind before purchasing new curtains. You will want to consider the climate where they will get used most, how much sun and light comes into that room, and what style would go best with your home.
Should you dry Your Thermal Lined Curtain by Laying Flat or Hanging?
Hanging is best, but it can also be laid out flat to dry.
How Long Should you Leave Your Thermal Lined Curtains in the sun?
For them to absorb heat and warmth from the sun, it’s recommended that you let them sit out for a full day before bringing them back inside. It usually takes about 24 hours for the sun to heat a room, so having good curtains can help retain that warmth.
Can I Dye my Thermal Lined Cotton?
Yes, you can dye your thermal lined curtains.
What Type of Things Should I Avoid When Washing my Thermal Cotton?
You want to make sure that any detergent you use is not too harsh and has a low level of bleaches in it.