The Stitched Guide to Lining

What’s the difference between lining, interlining and bonded lining? Here’s everything you need to know about lining in the Stitched Lining Guide…

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When keeping light out or heat in isn’t a priority, the simplest option is to have your curtains or blinds made in your chosen fabric and leave them unlined. Wool works well unlined as it’s a thicker, heavier fabric that hangs well on its own.


Lining your curtains or blinds helps them stay in shape, keeps rooms warmer and protects your fabric from sunlight. A high-quality ivory cotton lining is stitched to the back of your chosen fabric before your curtains or blinds are made.

Blackout Lined

Ideal for the bedroom, blackout lining keeps the early morning light at bay and ensures a good night’s kip. An ivory blackout lining is stitched to the back of your fabric before your curtains or blinds are made.

Interlined (curtains only)

Good for old, draughty windows, interlining also gives your curtains a plump, luxurious look. A thick, padded lining is stitched between your fabric and the cotton lining before your curtains are made. Ideal for fabrics like silk.

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Interlined Blackout (curtains only)

Interlining finished with an ivory blackout lining attached to the back of the fabric.

Bonded (blinds only)

Ideal for large windows, and good for keeping the warmth in and the cold out, we stitch a thicker, fleecier lining to the back of your fabric for a more sumptuous look.

Bonded Blackout

We use a similar fleecy lining as we do for bonded, but back it with an ivory blackout fabric.

Thermal Lined

Ideal for older properties which may feel draughty, thermal lining will help keep the heat in and cold out. We stitch a lining with a thermal backed coating to the back of your chosen fabric.

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