Interlining is a thick, soft blanket-like fabric which is sandwiched between the decorative fabric and the lining. Once you have seen and experienced curtains and blinds that have been interlined, you will want to have all of your curtains interlined! Here’s a guide to interlining and how to use it successfully.
• Interlining makes curtains look luxurious and drape elegantly. It’s the key to getting a grand, full, lush look.
• Lined and interlined curtains absorb more sound, and provide greater insulation from cold and heat, than curtains with just lining.
• Interlining is not just for curtains. You can also interline Roman shades.
• Interlined curtains can’t be washed, and must be cleaned by a specialist.
• Interlined curtains are considerably heavier than curtains that are just lined. Make sure that your track or pole is able to take the weight. Metal tracking is a worthwhile investment – plastic tracking may deform and perform badly under the weight of interlined curtains.
• The interlining is held in place between the face fabric and the lining with vertical lines of loose locking stitches. This is done by hand and adds an extra process to the making up of curtains, which adds to the cost if you are having them professionally made.
A thick cotton-based fabric which drapes well. Bump gives the most body to curtains, and is the type favored by most professional curtain makers.
A lighter brushed cotton interlining for small curtains where heavy bump would be out of proportion. It’s also used to interline swags and tails, pelmets and valances to give them a soft padded look, to match the interlined curtains beneath.
Interlining curtains is highly recommended for that lush, full look. It will also help with insulating your windows from the cold and heat. Take a look at the different lining options available here. DrapeStyle offers interlining on all of their curtains. For more information, or for samples of linings, please contact us.