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    hi i have just made a roman blind for my own room i used a blackout lining with machining under the rod pockets the day light shining through the blind do you think stab stitching would stop this any help would be grateful
    ps i never done stab stitching before esther

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    Re: blackout lining

    Hi Esther

    Light bleed is caused with blackout lining and machine stitching because the fabric doesn't heal after being punctured by the needle, this is a common problem with 3 pass B/O lining... I make my linings in the normal way with rod pockets, and use a layer of B/O lining sandwiched in between the main fabric and lining (as you would interlining) - Hand sew the lining to the face fabric and stab stitch under each pocket, I tend to stab stitch every 15cm's.

    Don't use a thick needle and don't stab to many times. Also, make sure you have a stab stitch under every ring.

    Let us know how you go on.

    Philip
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    http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


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    • #3
      Re: blackout lining

      thanks phil again nda learns you machine sew along rod pockets i have already made the blind going to try this stab stitching on another blind i need to start handsewing when needed it must be years of factory sewing and piece work that makes automactally use a machine you should start a training course of your own your good at teaching so i lock b/o linning to main fabric yes
      ps sorry for being a wee bit on the slow side thanks again esther

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      • #4
        Re: blackout lining

        Esther... 3 layers of fabric. face fabric, B/O lining and then the normal lining with the rod pockets in.. Only stab stitch into the B/O lining and avoid any other puncturing with the needle.

        And don't be sorry, the idea of the forum is to help people learn and do the best we can..

        Philip
        Have you registered your business yet?

        http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


        A MyDecozo Directory

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        • #5
          Re: blackout lining

          I need my next blind to be darker, but am getting confused . Do you mean that you would add in the b/o as an interlining and then only actually 'sew' any of it when you stabstitch the fabrics together?

          ang x

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          • #6
            Re: blackout lining

            Only sew through the B/O lining when you stab stitch and when you put on the velcro - When you sew the lining with the rod pockets to the main fabric and when you hem the blind, avoid picking up the B/O lining and sew only into the face fabric.

            Philip
            Have you registered your business yet?

            http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


            A MyDecozo Directory

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