Discover how to hang rod pocket drapes 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.
Find out how the professionals get those curtains to hang so beautifully.
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1. Curtain hooks are NOT needed for hanging curtains like these with rod pocket. This make this curtain style one of the easiest to hang.
2. Hanging your rod pocket drapes is easy by simply threading your curtain rod through the pocket on the top of each curtain panel. Then taking the curtain rod with your curtain already hanging from it. Simply place the rod in to the curtain rod brackets. You will need to sit each curtain bracket at each end outside the curtains.
3. Next on how to hang rod pocket drapes is dressing your drapes you need to 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.
You will find that this curtain style when pushed back in to the open position has a tendency to want to creep back long the rod. The only real way to solve this problem is to fit curtain tie back to each side of your window. You would then use these to hold the curtains back off the window.
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 tab drapes now. You will be surprise how easy it is to create a great looking window treatment like this in no time at all.
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