You will see how easy it is to hang this curtain style to get the perfect look for your own window treatment.
Find out how the professionals get those curtains to hang so beautifully.
The info on this page is all about hanging pinch pleat curtains, so if you want more details before you start on how to measure for pinch pleat curtains then click here. .
1. Pin hooks like these on the right here are what you will need to hang these pleated curtains with. They have a sharp point that pierces the fabric on the back of the curtain header. Simply insert the pin hook in to the curtain fabric right next to the seam at the back of each pleat.
When inserted the top of the hook should finish down a 1/4 inch from the top of the curtain. This is so when the pin hooks are hooked through the little eyelets under each curtain ring on the rod. The curtain should sit just snug under the ring.
2. Hanging your pinch pleat curtains is easy by simply hooking each hook into the small eyelets under each curtain rod ring. Do this for each hook on your curtain. Next start at the top of your curtain panel. Push the flat spaces between each pleat backwards while pulling the pleats together. You will end up with all the pinch pleats stacked together in a row. All the flat spaces will be folded backwards out of sight between the pleats.
3. Dressing your pinch pleat curtains to make them look really smart will give your curtains that professional finish. Starting from just under the pleats you have just tidied in to place. You now need to run your hands down the curtain forcing in each of the flat spaces between each pleat. The pleating starts from the folded flat section on the top of the curtain panel and runs down the curtain to the hem. Repeat this process across your curtains.
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 pinch pleated drapes now. You will be suprised how easy it is to create a great looking window treatment like this in no time at all.
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