Curtain Headings

Our most popular heading styles are outlined below.

However, if you would like a bespoke finish, just contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.

Pencil pleat is suitable for use with poles and tracks and is our most popular heading style.

We offer a standard (7.6 cm) pencil pleat and a deep (13.8cm) pencil pleat. We recommend using the deep pencil pleat for curtains with a finished length of more than 2.5m.

Triple pinch pleat is a more formal/decorative heading style suitable for use with curtain poles.  This heading can also be used with tracks but please note that the flat section between the pleats will sit forward.

A minimum of 2.5x fullness is required for triple pinch pleats.  You require stab hooks to hang this type of curtain.

Double pinch pleat (also known as a butterfly pleat) is a more formal/decorative heading style suitable for use with curtain poles.  This heading can also be used with tracks but please note that the flat section between the pleats will sit forward.

A double pinch pleat requires slightly less fullness in the curtain in comparison to a double pleat and can therefore work out more economic.

You require stab hooks to hang this type of curtain.

Wave curtains are a modern heading style but must be combined with a pole or track designed for use with the wave system.

Curtains form neat regular waves (or folds) when closed and stack back neatly when open. Wave headings work brilliantly when you have a large area to curtain (such as a glass elevation of bi-fold doors).  It is vital to chose the correct weight of fabric to ensure the waves fold neatly.  We can provide further advice in relation to wave headings.

Eyelet curtains are a contemporary style suitable for use with curtain poles only.

These curtains have a strip of stiffener sown into them to create a clean straight topline to the curtains. Each curtain is fitted with eyelets regularly spaced across the full width of the stiffener.

Eyelets are available in a choice of colors and sizes. We recommend that for poles up to 30mm in diameter, a 40mm eyelet should be used. For poles with a diameter of 30-40mm a 50mm eyelet is used and for poles with a 40-55mm diameter, we recommend a 66mm eyelet. A minimum of 4cm clearance is required above the pole for the curtain to move freely.

Important advice on a finished look for eyelet, pinched pleat and wave curtains

Fabric selection
Pinch pleats, waves and eyelets are spaced regularly across the curtain.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee where each stripe or pattern repeat will fall on a hanging curtain. This may result in some parts of the pattern being more visible than others.

Please also be aware that seams may fall within the pleat/eyelet or in the space between pleats. Feel free to ask us if you need further advice.

Trims and accessories
All our curtains can be edged or finished with a trim of your choice.

We can also provide cushions, tiebacks, valances, bedspreads, tablecloths etc in a variety of sizes and styles.

Please contact us for a quote and to discuss your requirements.