How to Make Lined Drapes

Make your own lined drapery! With this video tutorial, learn how to hem lined curtains that fit perfectly in your home.

How to Make Lined Drapes
How to Make Lined Drapes

Making your own DIY curtains may seem intimidating but with only a few basic sewing skills and a space to work, you can learn How to Make Lined Drapes like a pro.

In this video tutorial from Krista West, she shows you exactly how to make lined curtains step by step so that you can do it for your own drapery.

The biggest challenge is having the space to lay out and move the drapes as you press and sew. However, Krista shares lots of tips for moving around this large piece of fabric without hassle.

Another resource is the lined drapery measurement sketch that's an optional addition for a couple of dollars.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Drapery fabric or fabric of choice in size needed | Note: If not using drapery fabric, allow for an additional 2" on the side hems, 3-1/2" for the top hem, and 4-1/2" for the bottom hem
  • Drapery and sewing pins
  • Fusible woven interfacing
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Standard sewing notions
  • Optional: $2 Lined Drapery Measurement Sketch

How to Make Lined Drapes | Additional Information:

In this lined curtains video tutorial on YouTube, Krista also provides many additional tips for first-time drapery sewists including sizing, pin spacing, pressing, and more.

If you've never made drapes but want to start, you need to watch this video (and the Lined Drapery How To Part 2) before getting started. It's an invaluable resource for DIYers.

The second part goes over questions that watchers brought up in the first video including information on Krista's iron, how to measure for drapes in your home, and more details about how the drapes should fit on your windows, look, and move.

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