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) is a helpful tool to give you an idea of what it is and how to do it: (note: The video says to do this hem you need to get a special blind hem foot for your sewing machine.
In actuality, you don’t really need a special foot to do this hem, but I imagine it would be helpful.
It just makes my sewing machine so happy.) If all this nonsense about blind hems just makes your head hurt, just do a regular hem – follow step 1 as directed, and then just go ahead and sew a straight seam across. Make sure you match up the edges of the fabric from the top down. I like lots (okay, 2”) of extra DF at the bottom (I think I saw a hanging curtain like that once – I don’t know if there’s a reason for the extra fabric), but if you prefer less, you can plan accordingly (cut more liner, or hem it up less). This is where the extra 2” in the cutting guide image above comes in handy.
I do encourage you to try, though – it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and it gave me a great sense of accomplishment. You will end up with extra DF at the bottom and center.
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So go for the stuff you really like (if you’re watching your pennies, you can wait for a sale or coupon).
Buy your liner fabric based on the intensity of the light you are trying to block.
When I did this project I actually didn’t realize there was such a thing as a blind hem foot, and just used my regular presser foot, while sewing carefully – I think I used the inside curve of the foot as a guide. Fold the top (both the liner fabric and the DF) over 1” and press, and 3 more inches and press again. Hang your curtain and step back and admire your brilliant (and lasting! Feel free to add your own recommendations and/or corrections to my instructions in the comments (I really appreciate these, so don’t hold back!
My hem was perhaps a teensy bit more wobbly than it would have been otherwise, but I think it turned out fine) Here’s my hem, all set up for me to sew it up with my super-special blind hem stitch (Actually I have a very basic machine, so I imagine nearly all machines have this stitch or something comparable or better. It thinks that it’s a super special blind hem stitch, and we might as well let it. This isn’t tricky at all – just turn both your DF and the liner right side together (as if you were making a pillow), and sew up both sides. You will have extra DF; make your crease with 2” (on either side) of the extra DF. Next, you want to sew a seam all the way down both sides, to hold the crease you just made in place. Sew along the bottom of this tube, making a tube that is about 3” tall.