Drapery Lining Fabric

robinkaeAugust 27, 2013

Hi All,
I am making drapes for the first time. What a learning experience! My drapery fabric is 100% polyester indoor/outdoor (yuck!). Didn't realize it wasn't cotton until it was too late as the store doesn't take returns. I know the lining should be the same fabric content as the drape; however, having a hard time finding 100% poly that isn't blackout or costs more than I want to spend. Does anyone know if I could get away with using fabric that is 70% poly/30% cotton?
Thanks for any help.

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shadylady2u

Actually, if you can find some 50/50, that would even be better, since poly fabrics are hard to hold pleats and folds. Some cotton in the lining may help a little with this.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2013 at 9:04AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I use any fabric for drapes that is solid, light colored and of the appropriate weight. Poly blends are fine. I've often used sheets for lining material. (I've also used sheets to make outdoor drapes as they are definitely washable.) I can pick them up for cheap at the thrift stores and get plenty of yardage that way.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 10:09AM
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