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What is the best fabric for lining curtains?

Having linings in your curtains is important. However, many people do not have an idea of the value of curtain linings. Aside from making your curtains durable, linings also protect them from fading. They offer insulation too!

Choosing what curtain lining to use can be overwhelming. This list will give ideas about what type of fabric will suit your specific needs and likings.

Choose Your Curtain Lining Carefully

If you are not sure what lining to buy, we list down different types of linings to help you decide what lining to use.

Cotton is the most famous curtain lining. It comes in many colours like white, cream, and many more. Linings made from cotton give sun protection and a luxurious look. Also, this lining makes curtains drape beautifully.

Polyester is a synthetic fibre that is strong and does not wrinkle easily. Linings made from polycotton are very affordable, and they suit perfectly to lightweight curtain fabrics. Polycotton linings can withstand mildew and colour fading caused by sunlight.

Polycotton lining is made up of polyester and cotton. It is manufactured in a way to extract the best fibres from both materials. Compared to man-made fibres, cotton is more resistant to heat.

Polycotton lining is usually used for lightweight curtains like voiles. Often, they come in white and cream, but there are also different colours available. This lining helps the curtains to drape correctly. Also, polycotton lining offers some privacy and mould resistance.

The usual measurement of the width of the polycotton linings is 48, 54, and 60 inches.

Polycotton Sateen Twill
This lining is made up of polyester, cotton blend, and a soft sheen finish.
If your curtains are medium to heavyweight, polycotton sateen twill is an excellent choice. It is crease-resistant and comes in different width sizes.
This lining is easy-to-clean. You can either wash it yourself or have it dry-cleaned. Using polycotton sateen twill lining in your living room will give a positive impression from everyone.

Linings give more colours and designs to your curtains. Attaching linings to your curtains makes them last longer as linings act as added protection against dust and sunlight. We recommend you to use materials made from pure cotton, polyester, or a blend of the two for your curtain lining.

Curtain linings used at home are designed to withstand stains, repel water, and intercept UV rays from passing through your house. On the other hand, you will need a liner that is fire retardant and fire code compliant if you are looking for curtain linings for commercial establishments.

Before spending your money for a lining, make sure that the material matches your face fabric. With this, you are ensured that your curtains will hang properly. Also, take note of the cleaning instructions. Both the lining and curtain must be cleaned in the same way.

Yorkshire Fabric Shop Curtain Lining Shop

At the Yorkshire Fabric Shop, we are happy to present our excellent selection of fabric linings. We have plenty of curtain linings to match your made to measure curtains so come and visit our curtain shop and website to see our collection.


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