When making multi width drapery panels, adding an interlock stitch at the seams will help keep the seams lined up as they hang. Without this stitch the fabric layers may shift making the draperies look untidy or messy.
Here are a few quick and easy steps to add an interlock stitch to your drapery panels.
- Work from the base or hem end of the panel to the top.
- Place the seams of your face fabric and interlining and or lining together.
- Pick up only a few threads of each seam as you sew your interlock stitch.
- Make your stitches about six inches long, or the length of your thumb to pinky.
- Continue this stitch pattern from the base of your panel to the top.
- Tie off at the end and bury the thread in the stitches.
Watch this video to see how I sew the interlock stitch at Designs by Donna.
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