Curtain Pleats - Curtain Design Hamilton, NZ


After deciding on a curtain fabric the next decision is the type of curtain pleat. There are many different pleat types and the right pleat can make all the difference. Curtains pleats can change if you have a high stud, if you have an older villa or a modern home. We are happy to share our knowledge of pleats and experience to ensure you have the best looking finish for your curtains.

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Reverse, Inverted or Box Pleat

Like the Single Pleat a Reverse Pleat gives you a very clean and crisp look. It is another pleat that is used a lot in modern homes. Due to the pleat being sewn on the reverse side of the header the appearance when your curtain is closed is a very flat front. This is great for those who don't like seeing a pleat but still want to have that natural shape and wave to their curtains. A Reverse Pleat also enables us to use a 1.8 fullness to save you fabric and assist with stacking where space is at a premium. A Reverse Pleat can be used on a track but due to the nature of the pleat being on the rear of the curtain it is preferable and much more suited to be used on a curtain rod.

  • Modern Homes
  • When there is limited room to the side of the window to stack a curtain back too
  • Ideally installed on a curtain rod but can be adapted to work on a track
  • Available as 100mm header or a 150mm header


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.
Header - This is the vertical size of the tape/pleat we use. Typically a larger header is used for houses that have a high stud. The pleat size should increase relative to the vertical drop of the curtains to ensure they look and pleat is maintained.

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