Can you sew blackout fabric?
Stitch together widths of blackout fabric to create the width required for your window. Sew a neat 5/8 inch seam with a straight stitch on your sewing machine. Press to one side with a dry iron on a medium heat setting. Topstitch the seam allowances on one side.
How do I attach blackout to curtains?
If curtain track is fitted with hook gliders, attach them to appropriate hook position on curtain tape. Then, insert a standard curtain hook into lining tape, pull through ring at the foot of the hook glider, so downward arm of the curtain hook lies over face side of lining.
What kind of fabric is used for blackout curtains?
Blackout curtains are commonly created with polyester or a combination of polyester and cotton. Heavy microfiber is an excellent fabric to use for blackout curtains, mainly if a triple-weave technology is used. It can cut out light up to 90%.
Should blackout curtains be lined?
The fabric lining is probably the most important part because this will be what keeps the light out of the room. Most options will be a thick, white cotton.
Can blackout fabric be ironed?
You never want to iron the insulation side of your blackout curtains as the material will rapidly melt. This could not only damage your curtains but could damage your iron as well. However, thanks to aluminium foil placed beneath, ironing the fabric side of your curtains should be enough to remove wrinkles and creases.