Discover how to hang pencil pleat curtains the easy way. simply follow the tips just below or watch the short video guide.
You will see how easy it is to hang this curtain style to get the perfect look for your own window treatment.
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1. Nylon curtain hooks like these on the right here are what you will need to hang these pencil pleat gathered curtains with. They are designed to slip in to little pockets on the back of the pleating header tape.
The image to the left shows the tape with 3 rows of pockets top middle and bottom. This allows you to raise or lower the curtains when hanging.
Starting at one end of the header tape you put a hook in to every 4th or 5th pocket if hanging from a curtain track. For curtains hanging from a track the hooks are inserted in to the middle row of pockets. Doing this means that when the curtains are closed. The track is hidden behind the top of the curtains.
If hanging from curtain rings on a decorative curtain rod or curtain pole. Then I usually put a hook in every 6th to 8th pocket. This makes the curtain hang directly under the curtain ring allowing the decorative rod with rings to be seen even when the curtains are closed.
Another good idea when it comes to how to hang pencil pleat curtains is to count the number of gliders on your curtain track or rings on your curtain rod. Then space the curtain hooks out to match. Then when you start to hang your curtains. You won't have either too many hooks or not enough
2. Learning how to hang pencil pleat curtains is easy by simply hooking each hook into the small eyelets under each curtain rod ring or glider on your curtain track. Do this for each hook on your curtain.
3. Dress your pencil pleat curtains Next start at the bottom of your curtain panel. Pleat the curtain panel backwards and forwards concertina like using both hands. Make the depth of the pleats about a hand width. Then holding all the pleats together using one hand. Use your other hand to push the pleats upwards in the curtain panel. Do this for all your pleats. Now the pleats should all run up the curtain from the bottom to the top. Repeat this for all the pleats in your curtains.
This will help you curtain to hang neatly in to regular pleats. If the pleats are not staying where you have put them. Then tie some bands around the curtain to hold the pleats in place. Leave these bands on for a few days, then remove. This should help the curtains to keep its pleats.
4. Steaming your curtains will help to reduce any creases caused during making or during hanging. Ready made curtains will have creases from being folded in packaging. So I use a steamer like this one here to remove these creases. It is a safer way to remove creases than pressing with a hot iron. The beauty of these is that you can use them on most fabrics including clothes.
So what are you waiting for go and get hanging your own pencil pleated drapes now. You will be surprised how easy it is to create a great looking window treatment like this in no time at all.
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