How to hang pinch pleat curtains? In 11 easy steps, you can! All of the steps can be executed with ease, just believe me!
Hanging pinch pleat curtains can offer next-level elegance in your room.
However, this type of curtain requires a specific hook.
The hooks used for this are different from those hooks you use for other curtain types like pencil pleat curtain, for example.
This task may look very intimidating at first, but all the remaining steps will be easy for you after your first stab.
Steps To Hang Pinch Pleat Curtains
Let us divide the process into two.
- Attaching the hook
- Hanging the pinch pleat curtains
Before you can hang your curtains, you will have to mount the hooks first.
So, how to hang pinch pleat curtains?
Here’s how you do it:
Step #1. Laying out the fabric
Lay your fabric on a table with its top back facing you. Make sure to stretch it out flatly so that it won’t be wrinkled.
Step #2. Counting the hooks
Count the hooks to ensure that they have the same number as the rings.
Each pleat requires one hook. Also, one hook is needed for each end.
Pinch pleat curtains can be hanged on a track using a glider or on a pole using rings.
Also, remember to ensure that all the hooks have a similar size.
Step #3. Measuring the space
Measure the space between the hook and the curtain hardware’s top. Start putting the hooks in place.
Step #4. Aligning the hooks and marking the fabric
Align each hook next to the wrinkles following the measurement you used.
You can lay the hooks on the material first to know where to position them.
Using a pencil, mark the bottom of each hook. But you might as well use a sewing pin to mark the spot.
Step #5. Piercing the fabric
Stab the marked area of the fabric using the hook’s sharp point.
Make sure to go all through the inner stuffing of the material from its outer layer.
Continue pushing the hook but ensure that it will not come through the front of the wrinkles.
As you are doing it, you must always lift each pleat and look at its front side.
Step #6. Adjusting the height
Before you check the length, insert some more hooks on each pleat.
It would help if you looped each hook into the curtain rod’s gliders or rings as you support the rest of your pinch pleat curtain.
Ensure that their heights are aligned. If not, you need to adjust them accordingly by repositioning the hooks.
In case you want to take out a hook, pull it out straight until its sharp point will come out.
Re-insert it in its new position just like how you do it earlier.
Step #7. Continue with the rest of the hooks
After ensuring that the height looks fine, you can now insert the remaining hooks.
Make sure that there is a similar distance in between each pleat.
You can measure the pleats to be sure that they are evenly spaced.
After you have mounted all the hooks, it is now time to hang your pinch pleat curtains.
Follow the steps below:
Step #8. Folding the space between pleats
The first thing you need to do is fold each space between two pleats – either inward or outward.
This step is important because when you hang your curtains later, that space can bunch as you push the curtain top together.
So you need to look for the spaces between the pleats and fold them to achieve a more polished look.
Step #9. Folding the remaining space between pleats
Continue folding the areas in between pleats throughout the entire curtain.
Again, you can do this inward or outward, depending on the hardware that you are using.
On each end, fold in half the hem allowance. Make sure that the hooks are positioned at the center.
Doing this will slightly push the end of the fabric outward.
Step #10. Inserting the end hooks into the ring or glider
Slide one hook loop over the ring or glider and allow it to fall into place.
It would be best if you started working from the center to add more rings and gliders when needed.
As you are doing this, make sure to support your curtain weight because if not, it might fall towards the hook’s end.
When you are using a glider, you will see that there is already a tiny eyeless per glider.
On the other hand, if you are using a ring, you should also push through the hook on each curtain ring’s eyelet.
You will see this on the bottom part.
Repeat the process until you successfully inserted all hooks on each ring or glider. But ensure to perform this one at a time.
Also, remember to keep on supporting the curtain weight. It would help if you did not skip any glider or ring.
Otherwise, you will have to repeat by unhooking each hook and put them back in their proper places.
Step #11. Adjusting the curtains to fill any space
Finally, adjust the curtain panels, and you are done.
It’s A Wrap!
After following all the steps above, you can now admire your newly hanged pinch pleat curtains.
That is how to hang pinch pleat curtains.
Job well done!