Curtain Guide | Curtain Fitting Guide
Fitting Pencil Pleat Curtains
Now that you've received your made to measure curtains, we’ll now show you how to hang them, and all you’ll need is your tape measure.
Creating your pleats
Step 1 - The pencil pleats in your curtains are created by three cords that run through the heading tape on the back. Locate the ends of the cords and pull to create the pencil pleats.
Step 2 - The overall width of the curtain with your newly created pleats will need to be half the length of your track plus a little extra.
Step 3 - You’ll need to make sure that the curtains are the correct width for the track. For example, if your track length is 120cm, each curtain needs to be approximately 65cm (just over half the length of the track).
Step 4 - Once you're happy with the width of the curtain, you will need to tie off the cords on either end. To do this, simply tie all three cords together in one knot, then wrap the cords around your fingers and tuck them back inside the heading and out of sight. Alternatively, you can cut the cord ends off, but please bear in mind that if you ever want to adjust the width of your curtain for a different window, you would need the cord ends in place.
Hanging curtains on a track
Step 1 - Before hanging the curtain, you’ll need to place your hooks into the heading tape. There are five different positions where the hooks can be placed to adjust the length of your curtain, we would recommend placing your hooks into the second pocket down on the header tape.
Step 2 - Now that you have the hooks in place you can hang the curtain be simply clipping the hooks onto the track. If your track gets a bit stiff, just use some household polish along the top and your curtains will glide much easier.
Note: Always make sure you are on a stable platform when hanging your curtains.
Hanging curtains on a pole
Step 1 - Before the curtain can be hung you’ll need to fit your curtain rings to the pole, and also position the hooks on the heading tape. Of the five available positions on the heading tape, we recommend the 2nd pocket down.
Step 2 - Count the number of hooks to make sure they match the number of rings on the pole.
Step 3 - Now that you have the hooks and rings in place you can hang the curtain be simply inserting your hook into the eyelet of each curtain ring.
Fitting Pinch Pleat Curtains
Hanging curtains on a track
Step 1 - We supply all of our pinch pleat curtains with the hooks already located in the back of the heading tape. Before hanging the curtain, make sure the number of hooks corresponds with the number of runners on the track.
Step 2 - You can easily adjust the height of your curtain by removing and repositioning the hook located on the heading tape.
Step 3 - To hang your curtain simply insert the hooks into the eyelets on each track runner.Hanging curtains on a pole
Step 1 - When hanging your pinch pleat curtains you will need some curtain rings which are supplied with your pole, and these need to be fitted to the curtain pole before hanging your curtain.
Step 2 - Our pinch pleat curtains are supplied with hooks already placed in the back. Count the number of hooks and make sure they match the number of curtain rings you have on your pole.
Step 3 - One of the great features with the hooks we supply is that you can remove them to adjust the height of your curtain, simply pull down on the hook and reposition it at any point within the stitched line.
Step 4 - To hang your curtain simply insert the hook into the eyelet of the curtain ring.
Fitting Eyelet Curtains
Hanging curtains on a pole only
Step 1 - Before hanging your curtains we recommend fitting the curtain pole first.
Step 2 - The easiest way to hang your curtain is to bring all the eyelets together, then slot each eyelet of the pole from one end.
Step 3 - Bring the last eyelet back across the other side of the end bracket and place on.