Hand pleating grants you the choice of placing your pleats where you please as well as granting your pleats a profoundly neat and fashionable look which accentuates the height of your room.
The matter of choosing the place of the pleats is extremely beneficial when it comes to patterned fabrics as you get to choose the pattern which would show on the folds and organize it in the fashion which suits your style and needs.
The repeated horizontal patterns on the pleats made of patterned fabrics will be very attractive and pleasing to its beholders.
Also known as triple pleats, French pleats include a pleat which is folded into three which are sewn together in place at the bottom of the pleat. Such heading allows for the maximum amount of light to pass through.
As the name suggests, the pleats are shaped like wine gobblers. The pleats are prolonged giving them a classy exterior.
This pleat is a single flattened one which resembles the pencil pleats of a skirt. This style is fixated on the heading as well and does not pile back easily because of its flattened pattern.
Inverted pleats are made through a single pleat which is taken back to the back of a curtain creating a concave-like protrusion which is modern looking and sleek. Another style is the tete de versaille pleat which is quite the opposite of the inverted pleat as the pleat is brought forward and a bit flattened.
Pin Hooked Pleats
This is one of the simplest styles. The pleats are made through the hooks in which two hooks are placed together on the glider at the same time which causes the curtain to bump out in beautiful balloon-like folds. The folds are thus slack and not fixated in place as other pleating styles.
Fitting your curtain
Hanging your curtains seems to be the last step to consider, however, it needs as much attention to the holders on which you are going to hang your curtain. There are two ways to hang your curtain; either on tracks or poles.
Tracks are more of a functional item than a decorative one. That is why it is advisable to include a fabric-covered lath to make up for the covered track
Poles, on the other hand, are decorative as well as functional as they include a finial ornament at their end, which adds a classic touch. Opting for poles has increased as its material ranges from wood, iron, brass, satin nickel, and glass.
Wooden poles vary in their diameters; they come either in 25 mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 63 mm, while metal poles are usually in 19mm and 32 mm diameters with a varying range of finials.
Hiding the track with fabric covered lath
It is a smart and elegant final touch to include a fabric-covered lath at the back of the curtain track to hide it.
The front of the fabric is made from buckram or hardboard and then is covered with the curtain’s fabric. Its depth needs to be just to cover the track in order to provide for a free space for the gliders and curtains’ hooks.
Such treatment is quite simple yet will change the look of the whole space into an implicit modern look. However, they do show more if your ceilings are low and if there is no or little, space just above the windows.
It is also advisable if laths are included to opt for the French pleats so that the curtains pile back neatly.