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Product Guide:

Curtain Heading Styles

Pencil Pleat Heading

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Pencil pleat is the traditional standard heading for curtains and valances. A 7.5 cm (3") tape is used with three hook positions to suit all types of track and pole. Curtains are supplied un-pulled for you to gather to the required width. Please see our guide for hanging pencil pleat curtains for help with hanging.

For tips on measuring for pencil pleat curtains please see the how to measure page.

Pencil Pleat Curtain Size Guide (for pairs of curtains)
Width of
Curtain Pole
Up to 147cm
(57")
147-219cm
(57-86")
219-289cm
(86-113")
289-370cm
(113-145")
370-420cm
(145-165")
Curtain Width
(each curtain)
127cm
(50")
193cm
(76")
260cm
(102")
329cm
(130")
398cm
(156")
Valance Width 264cm
(104")
398cm
(156")
533cm
(210")
667cm
(262")
802cm
(316")

Standard Gather Heading

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Standard gather heading is a traditional yet informal style which ideally suits curtains with a shorter drop. The amount of gather required is the same as pencil pleat heading (see above). This heading an be used with tracks or poles and has one row of pockets for the curtain hooks.

Pinch Pleat Heading

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Pinch pleat is a decorative heading for curtains, suitable for all fabrics. Pinch pleats use more fabric and are fuller than pencil pleats. The pleats are hand-sewn in and permanently fixed for more luxurious, tailored look.

As pinch pleat is a fixed, sewn-in heading, it is important that you quote an accurate track/pole width when ordering pinch pleats. This will allow us to gather your curtains to the correct width. Please note that the size and spacing of the pleats will vary slightly from the picture depending on your track/pole width as all pinch pleat curtains are pleated by hand specifically to fit your requirements.

Pinch Pleat headed curtains are supplied with pin hooks and detailed instructions. Please read our guide on how to hang pinch pleat headed curtains.

Our system will work out the correct size for your window. See the size guide below.

Pinch Pleat Curtain Size Guide (for pairs of curtains)
Width of Curtain Pole Up to 120cm(47") 120-178cm(47-70") 178-238cm(70-93") 238-305cm(93-120") 305-356cm(120-140")
Curtain Width (each curtain) 127cm(50") 193cm(76") 260cm(102") 329cm(130") 398cm(156")
Valance Width 264cm(104") 398cm(156") 533cm(210") 667cm(262") 802cm(316")

Goblet Heading 

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Goblet is a formal, hand made heading style.

Like pinch pleat heading, goblet heading uses more fabric and is fuller than pencil pleat heading. The pleats are sewn-in and are permanetly fixed for a more luxurious, tailored look

As goblet pleat is a fixed, sewn-in heading, it is important that you quote an accurate track/pole width when ordering this style. This will allow us to gather your curtains to the correct width. Please note that the size and spacing of the pleats will vary slightly from the picture depending on your track/pole width as all goblet pleat curtains are pleated by hand specifically to fit your requirements.

Eyelet Heading

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A decorative alternative for curtain poles, eyelet headings are suitable for all curtain fabrics. Eyelet curtains are very easy to hang. Eyelets are available in 6 colours shown below. The rings have an internal diameter of 40mm and are suitable for poles with a diameter of up to 30mm. When measuring for eyelet curtains, measure from the top of the pole to where you want the curtains to finish, adding 3cm for the space from the eyelet to the top of the curtain (see diagram below).

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Eyelet Curtain Size Guide (for pairs of curtains)
Width of Curtain Pole Up to 147cm (57") 147-219cm (57-86") 219-289cm (86-113") 289-370cm (113-145") 370-420cm (145-165")
Curtain Width (each curtain) 127cm (50") 193cm (76") 260cm (102") 329cm (130") 398cm (156")

 

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 Left to Right:   Antique Copper, Brass, Gunmetal, Old Gold, Satin Silver, Chrome.

Tab Top

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Tab top is a contemporary heading suitable for all fabrics.

Tap top curtains are suitable for all curtain poles with a diameter of up to 45mm (1¾"). Tabs are always made in the same fabric as the curtains.

In order for the curtains to stack back from the window we recommend only 1½ times gather for tab top heading.

Tab Top Curtain Size Guide (for pairs of curtains)
Width of Curtain Pole 140-208cm (55-82") 209-323cm (83-127") 324-437cm (128-172") 438-527cm (173-207") 528-614cm (208-241")
Curtain Width (each curtain) 127cm (50") 193cm (76") 260cm (102") 329cm (130") 398cm (156")