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Shading fabrics are mainly used to block light. It is a lining fabric that is used with another fabric to form curtains, curtains, or other curtains. Shading fabrics can also provide thermal insulation to resist outdoor temperatures, thereby reducing heating and cooling costs. Sewing with blackout fabrics can be challenging, but in terms of functionality and comfort, the benefits you get are very substantial.
How to sew with blackout fabric
Use sharp sewing scissors or rotary cutters, mats, and rulers to cut shading fabrics. Use heavy objects instead of pins to prevent pinholes in the rubber-like shade lining fabric. The cutout shade fabric is slightly narrower and shorter than the outer curtain fabric.
Stitch the width of the blackout fabric together to create the desired width of the window. Sew a flat 5/8 inch seam on the sewing machine and sew with a flat needle. With a medium heat setting, press it to the side with a dry iron. Sewing the sewing allowance on one side.
Press the double hem under the bottom of the blackout lining. The hem turned to the sides is narrow. Sew the deeper iron into the outer valance fabric.
Fold the lining into the hem of the outer fabric to align the folded edges. Orient the hem allowance of the shading lining towards the opposite side of the outer drape fabric. Wrap the curled edge of the shading cloth lining in the curled edge of the outer fabric. You can sew the three sides of the shading fabric and the outer drape fabric by hand or machine as needed.
Press the upper edge of the outer fabric and shading fabric. Sew as needed to form a wide pole pocket or a neat hem. Use shading cloth and a soft cloth to sew pleated tape or other soft cloth concepts. Our website is:https://www.qsf-group.com/product/blackout-fabric/