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    As an afterthought to the curtains I am making for my daughter which I was originally going to use a pinch pleat tape on, I want to do a french pleated heading instead.

    I have bought a 6" double sided iron on buckram. Looking at the Merrick and Day book it says to cut the fabric to the required length yet leaving an edge to turn under, lock stitch the buckram down then sew the lining over the top. Rather than do that as my buckram in fusible could I place the buckram between the main fabric and the lining before fusing it together? I am not using an interlining.

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    Re: Iron on buckram, how to...

    This has already been discussed (with photos to help) here http://www.my.decozo.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=42 and here http://www.my.decozo.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1223

    Hopefully if you take a look in these topics you will find the info you need.
    Louise


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      Re: Iron on buckram, how to...

      Thank you Louise. That post was very helpful. I managed to do the buckram quite well, the mention of starting from the center made a lot of sense as well as getting plenty of steam up! I have one curtain finished now I just need to do the other one so I 'd better get on with it. Cheers

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        Re: Iron on buckram, how to...

        Great news - glad the info put you on the right track.

        I usually use single sided buckram on lined curtains - I iron the glue side on to the top hem 'flap' then turn it over to the back of the curtain. Double sided buckram is useful for interlined curtains.

        Would love to see a photo in the gallery when your curtains are finished.........
        Louise


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