Ensure the heading tape and cord has been secured at the center for each curtain. Take the loose cords and pull the tape up evenly, moving each section of gathers along until the curtain is of the required width.
Tie the cords. Do not cut off the excess as the curtains will need to be flattened before cleaning. Excess cord can be wound out of sight using the cord tidy provided.
Insert a hook at each end of the tape and approx. every 7.5cm (3″) across the rest of the curtain to allow it to drape evenly. You may also need to count how many hoops or track holds you have available.
Dressing your curtains
It can take time to hang curtains and pelmets to a professional standard but it’s well worth it.
Begin by pulling the curtains back. Make sure the space between the curtains hooks is even and pull forward.
If the curtains are hanging from a pole, the fabric between the curtain hooks can go back towards the window.
Starting at the top of the curtain take each fold of fabric and smooth it down to form a pleat.
For full length curtains continue to follow the fold to about a third of the way down and tie a strip of fabric around the curtain just tight enough to hold it in place. Follow the pleats to the bottom and using your fingers press the pleats firmly in place.
Leave the pleats tied into position for 48 hours (or longer if possible). This gives the curtain time to develope an attractive drape.
Care and Cleaning your curtains
Made to order products are dry clean only and should be cleaned only by a specialist.
To lengthen the time between cleaning and to prevent dust from becoming ingrained into the fibres, vacuum your products regularly using the correct soft furnishings attachment. Alternatively, hang out on the line on a blowy day.
If you have a set of curtains, pelmet, or blinds always clean them together. This helps to avoid colour variation over time.