An elegant "crows foot" style of heading, particularly attractive on interlined and/or deep long curtains where an elegant look is required. Works well when hung from decorative pole..........Whilst Buckram is one way of creating pinch pleats, pre-spaced heading tapes can create an equally stunning look.........
3" Pinch/Triple pleat Tape.....
This handy 3" deep tape pulls up via two draw cords into triple pleats spaced 10cm(4") apart.
Three centrally placed corded pockets to reverse side.
Tip: - All the tapes shown here work on double fullness for fabric calculation. However, when calculating quantity of tape required allow 2.25 x fullness. to allow for adjusting location of pleats
6" Deep Pinch Pleat Tape.......
A real top quality woven pocket tape that is a full 6" deep.
Draws up via 4 draw cords to create pleats spaced every 12.5cm(5")
3 woven pockets towards top of tape
Tip: - To achieve equal spacing across both curtains.
Firstly, calculate the total quantity of tape required. (Track/pole width x 2.25) then fold the tape in half. At this halfway point find the centre point between pleats and cut the tape in two. When attaching your tape work outwards from your cuts..................
P.S..........If the track has an overlap arm adjust accordingly
Rufflette Deep Tridis Tape 5.5" (126mm) deep
Pleats spaced every 12.7cm(5")
2 Draw Cords and 3 woven pockets towards top of tape
Tip: - When your curtains are finished put a tack through the base of the pleat at the front to accentuate that perfect pinch effect
Knowledge is king.... or so it is said. Collected here is some of the hints, tips and tricks from around the trade..................Your input, comments and suggestions that benefit the whole community are most welcome