How to make thermal curtains

Lauren Guthrie makes thermal curtains

Learn how to make your own stylish and energy-saving thermal curtains with the help of Lauren Guthrie, finalist of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee and Sew Magazine columnist.

Created in partnership with with green electricity supplier Good Energy, this five-part video series will guide you through the process of making a your own stylish and energy-saving thermal curtains. Lauren Guthrie, finalist of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee and Sew Magazine columnist, will talk you through the process and give you some of her top tips for sewing.

For extra help in making your thermal curtains, take a look at out handy instruction guide (PDF / 0.3MB) download

If you’re looking for more craft ideas, why not take a look at Lauren’s blog?

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How to make thermally-lined curtains - part 1

Keeping your home cosy warm when it's cold outside can be difficult and expensive. One way to keep the draughts out and make your home more energy efficient is thermally lined curtains. Follow this five-part video special created by the National Trust and Good Energy to learn how to make your own thermally lined curtains. The video tutorials are presented by Lauren Guthrie, finalist of BBC2's Great British Sewing Bee, and were shot at Southwood House Farm holiday cottage at the National Trust's Calke Abbey Estate.

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How to make thermally-lined curtains - part 2

In part two, Lauren demonstrates how to attach the thick cotton interlining to your main curtain fabric.

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How to make thermally-lined curtains - part 3

In part three, see how Lauren hems the bottom edges of her curtains.

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How to make thermally-lined curtains - part 4

Once you've hemmed both your pieces of fabric, you can join them together. Follow Lauren's tips in part four of our guide, and see how to add the heading tape to the top of your curtains

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How to make thermally-lined curtains - part 5

In part five, Lauren demonstrates how to gather the top side of your curtains to achieve an neat look when you hang them.