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Message Board > Home Dec. Sewing > Weighted drapes-lining, too? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 2/6/13 12:35 PM

I'm making lined drapes with weighted seams. Do I also weight the seams of the lining?

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Date: 2/7/13 10:07 AM

I place weights at the bottom of the drapes between the lining and the f/f. Usually at the sides and the seam in the middle. If I didn't have a middle seam, I think I would add weights there anyway. Just so it will hang nicely. I've also added more weights when the drapes wanted to fan out.
If the lining is hard to control, add the weights. I've used the covered weights from Joanns, but you can also use large, flat metal washers.
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Date: 2/7/13 10:14 AM

I usually just put the weights at the corner, or put a chain for this specific purpose in the hem.

If you want to use the washers, make a little pocket for them and then pin to the back of the drape so it can be removed when the draperies need to be cleaned.

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Date: 2/7/13 10:14 AM

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Date: 2/8/13 7:57 AM

Thanks to you both for your replies. I've sewn cafe curtains before, but never lined draperies. So, I do have the covered weights and will add them in the bottom side seams where they will effect both layers of fabric. I've already sewn one into the seam at the center where I've joined two panels. Here, the lining and f/f (finished fabric?) are not connected so I'm not sure if another weight to the lining is needed or appropriate. Maybe I should continue on without and add if deemed necessary when hung. Any and all comments welcomed!

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Date: 2/8/13 8:15 AM

I've only ever put the weights at the L and R corners of a finished panel. Their purpose is to keep those corners from flopping around when opening and closing, and if there is a HVAC vent on the floor right under those drapes.

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Date: 2/9/13 5:27 PM

f/f = fashion fabric.

Good luck with your drapes, I've got some material that needs to be made up. I just keep finding something else to do...

I add the weights after they are made up, so it's definitely something you can decide on later. My drapes turn out pretty heavy anyway, but I do like a bit of weight. You might not feel it's necessary.

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