Hanging Pencil Pleat Curtains
In our first ever YouTube video, CurtainsCurtainsCurtains are showing how to hang pencil pleat curtains. This is a tricky, fiddly and time-consuming job if you haven’t been shown how to do it properly so we’ve kept it simple and informative in a step-by-step fashion.
Top Tips to Remember
- Measure your pole width to get the right width, each curtain needs to be half the width of the pole.
- Always iron the curtains on the reverse, so you’re ironing the lining side rather than the front
- Tie off the the quarter at the other end when you’re gathering the curtain
- Use a tape measure to pull your cord to the right length of ½ the pole
- Tie up your cord in a slip knot and tuck the remaining string into the material pocket
- Put the hooks in the top, middle or bottom pocket, NOT the string, roughly every fourth pocket
- Support the weight of the curtain when hanging to maintain your pleats
- Attach the hooks to the rings on your pole
Pencil Pleat Curtains
Pencil pleat is the traditional heading used for curtains and valances. There are a number of other finishes you can select which include:
- Pinch pleat
- Goblet heading
- Eyelet heading
- Tab top
By choosing pencil pleat you will be choosing a smart, traditional and economic heading style to your curtains and providing they are hung correctly you will get a durable and smart appearance with any fabric.
Modern and contemporary designs often opt-for eyelet headed and tab top styles but these are often more expensive due to the preparation and additional eyelets.
Shopping for curtains?
If you’re looking to refresh a room in your home with a new pair of curtains we have a number of fantastic guides in our help hub on measuring up and what types of lining you can choose. We also have a huge selection of ready made and made to measure curtains in stock online with an alteration service on ready made curtains you’re unlikely to find anywhere else!
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