Lined curtains present a number of benefits that other materials used to cover windows simply cannot offer. The material in the curtains acts as insulation, keeping heat in or out of your room, so there is less need to use gas guzzling temperature control appliances. Because sunlight can often cause fading on soft furnishings, the lining on the curtains has been designed to stop this, and so your furniture can last longer. There is an added advantage if you use curtains with a blackout lining, as this can be especially useful for light sleepers or night workers who need to be able to get to sleep even when it is sunny. However, if we decide to install lined curtains around our home, will we get a better deal out of buying them or making them?

To make lined curtains you need to list all of the things you will need to finish the job. You will need to buy more material than first thought, because there needs to be enough so that the curtains hang loosely, and you need to buy enough lining to cover the whole back of the curtain. Remember that you will also need to buy enough matching coloured thread to sew all the hems of your curtains, and heading tape which needs to cover the whole top of the curtains when flat. Remember the most important bit, the sewing machine, unless you plan to stitch the curtains by hand. Don’t forget to log your man hours into the estimation of how much making lined curtains yourself is costing, because you could be doing something much more fun or worthwhile during the time you are sewing.

So you see, with all the materials, equipment and man hours needed to make lined curtains, which let’s face it, might not be all that good if you aren’t a skilled sewer, it might be cheaper to buy readymade lined curtains, and the choice is still unbeatable. Just because you are buying lined curtains from a shop or online site does not mean you have to compromise on style, colour or quality as there are so many on the market. You can get curtains to fit any size window and prices can be low if you find a good stockist. With the range of styles available on the internet, buying lined curtains online is quick and easy, you can even pick up some matching cushions and accessories.

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