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Hang and Dress Pinch Pleat Curtains

Hanging Instructions

Dress Curtains
Check there are enough gliders on the track or rings on the pole.

Metal hooks will have been put into the headings behind each pleat and in the flat piece of fabric at the end of the curtain.

The hooks can be moved to adjust the length. To reposition the hook hold the tape against the heading to mark where the hook should be inserted. Gently ease the straight part of the hook through the fabric and the buckram (stiffened lining) behind each pinch pleat and into the flat piece of fabric at each end of the curtain. Care must be taken not to go through the front of the curtain.

Dressing your curtains

hang and dress eyelet 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 curtain 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 pleat and smooth it down to form a fold or 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 develop 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.