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How to hang Pinch Pleat Curtains

 

Fig 1

1.) Pinch Pleat curtains are delivered with the pleats already in place. Firstly the hooks need to be inserted into the buckram (taking care not to go through the face fabric).  Take care these “stab hooks” are sharp.

2.) Insert a hook 2-3cm down from the top of the curtain (or wherever preferred to achieve the desired height).  We find it helpful to leisure down from the top of each pleat and mark with a small dot to use as a guide for the hook.

3.) Place one hook in each pleat plus one on the leading edge (about 3am in from the edge) and the same on the outside edge.

4.) Make sure you have the same number of rings or glider hooks on the pole or track that corresponds with the number of hooks in the curtain. Don’t forget to count the fixed end stop if you are using a track. See Fig. 2

Fig 2

5.) If using rings, in order to avoid the whole curtain sliding into the middle of the window when you close the curtains, you should position the first ring on the outside edge of the curtain at the end of the pole. See Fig. 3

Fig 3

6.) Dressing your curtains once up. All curtains need time to settle and it may take a few weeks for any creasing to drop out and the folds to fall correctly.  It can be really helpful to create a crease in the middle of the flat section of the curtain (between the pleats).  This will encourage this section of the curtain to sit to the back (and the pleat forward) when the curtain are open.

Tip: to achieve a professional look, take a strip of fabric, ribbon or cord and loosely tie around each curtain to keep the pleats in place. Keep the curtains tied in position for a min of 48 hours. This will allow your curtain to develop distinct and even pleats.

PLEASE NOTE: Pinch Pleat/Stab hooks are very sharp. Please handle with care when inserting them into your curtains.

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