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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Single Pleat or New York Pleat

A Single Pleat curtain gives you a lovely structured look that is clean and crisp. It is great for modern homes. The other great benefit of a Single Pleat curtain is that we can use 1.8 fullness and less fabric than some of the more traditional pleats. This helps when it comes to stacking the curtains back into wall spaces that in this day and age of large windows is become less and less. Single Pleat is becoming increasingly popular and it is arguably our most popular pleat.

  • Modern homes
  • When there is limited room to the side of the window to stack a curtain back too
  • Can be used on any type of Rod or 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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