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Curtain Pleats


After choosing your curtain fabric, the next decision is curtain pleats. The right pleat can make all the difference to the finished look. Our experienced team will talk you through the options to help you select the best choice for your curtains.

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Pleat Terms Explained

Fullness - The amount of fabric needed to cover a particular width. A 2.0 fullness would require 2m of fabric for every 1m you want to cover. This varies according to pleat type, meaning some pleats require more fabric than others.

Header - This is the vertical size of the tape/pleat we use. Typically, a larger header is used for houses with a high stud. The header size should increase relative to the vertical drop of the curtains to maintain the pleat and achieve a proportional look.


French Pleat

The French pleat has three pinched pleats at the top of the curtain, so it requires slightly more fabric than most other pleats. The use of 2.25 fullness gives French pleat curtains a very luxurious look and feel.

  • Modern, Bungalow, Cottages or Older Homes
  • When a fuller look is required or wanted
  • Can be used on any type of Rod or Track
  • Available as 100mm header or a 150mm header

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