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How to Hang Curtain Linings
You can turn your favourite curtains into blackout or thermal lined curtains with our easy to use detachable linings
How to hang linings with pencil pleat curtains
Begin by laying your pencil pleat curtains face down on a flat surface. Ideally there should be no gathering or pleats present, so if your pencil pleat curtains have been hung previously we advise you loosen the gathered cords and flatten out the heading tape. Place the lining on top of the curtain, with both header tapes facing each other.
Using the curtain hooks included in your lining kit, insert them into the lining tape pockets and then into the bottom pockets of the curtain tape.
Pull each curtain hook so the downward arm of the hook lies over the face side of the lining.
If you did not loosen the cords and flatten the heading tape in step 1, unfasten the cords at one end of both curtain and lining, and knot them securely together. Then unpick the cord at the opposite end, evenly gathering the tape until the required width is reached. Tie any surplus cord length close to the edges of the tape to hold the curtain in position. Make sure you tie a loop that can be undone easily when you want to clean your curtains and linings.
How to hang linings with eyelet curtains
Remove your curtains from the pole and lay them face down on a flat surface. Place the lining on top of the curtain with the header tape facing towards you. Insert your curtain hooks into the header tape pockets as shown.
Leaving your eyelet curtains lying on the flat surface, thread your curtain pole through, and inserting two curtain rings between each pair of eyelets as shown. They should match up with where the curtain hooks have been inserted.
Turn the lining panel over so the header tape is face down and attach the hooks onto the curtain rings as shown. Fit your eyelet curtains at the window, and adjust the placement of your curtain hooks on the header tape if necessary, to improve their positioning and drape.