How To Make Pinch Pleats Curtains? 5 Easy Steps To Do!

How to make pinch pleats curtains?

A pinch pleated curtain can offer a timeless look to your house.

Great news! You can have this without frustration and cost.

In this post, we will teach you how to pinch pleat the curtains you bought.

This tutorial would be brief and fast to stay tuned!

 

How to make pinch pleats curtains

Why Do You Need To Sew Pleat Tape Into The Curtain?

Sewing pleat tapes into the mattress can you several hanging options.

By doing this, you can also produce plenty of pinch pleat designs.

Some pleat patterns include box pleats, knife pleats, goblet pleats, casual pleats, euro pleats, and triple pleats.

Any of these pleat options can upgrade your ordinary curtain.

Most of these pleats can be created using the same hooks and pleat tape.

Additionally, all of these can provide fullness and detail on the top as it allows the rest of the curtain to ripple gently down the wall.

 

Supplies Needed To Make Pinch Pleat Curtains

Before we go through the pleat-making process, let us first get to know what you will need to prepare before you start.

 

Pleat tape

A lot of pleat tape variances are available at local stores.

The ones I usually get are those multi-purpose pleat tapes with casings that spaced about one inch apart.

I like them because they are very basic and can be used for several designs.

 

Pleat hooks

Throughout the entire process, you will need pleater hooks now and again.

These are also available in a lot of styles.

The best hooks for me are those four-pronged hooks because you can use them for various purposes.

 

Curtain rings

You would also need some curtain rings; this is where you will hang the pleat hooks.

Make sure to acquire rings of the right size for the curtain rod.

Also, it would be best to get curtain rings having a small eyelet hole.

 

Fabric

Most of all, you will need to get the fabric ready.

Or you might as well purchase a pre-made curtain.

Please note that pleating then curtain will reduce its total width, so you have to get a wider curtain for your panel.

Typically, when the pleating is done, it could take about half the width of the curtain panel.

 

Steps To Make Pinch Pleats Curtains Using Sewing Machine

Over those supplies mentioned above, you must get hold of your sewing materials.

Also, ready your iron as it is the key to achieve professional results.

So, how to make pinch pleats curtains?

 

Step #1. Preparing the fabric

If you want to minimize possible shrinkage issues in the future as you wash your curtains, you can wash and dry the fabric first before the pleating process.

Doing this can also make the linen more delectable and nubby.

But of course, you can expect that it can get very wrinkly, which is why I told you earlier to prepare an iron.

It would help if you pressed the linen well to get rid of all the creases, particularly on its edges.

 

Step #2. Hem the sides

Start by hemming the sides of the fabric first.

Turn the raw edges of the linen and start encasing them in a good hem.

 

Step #3. Hemming the top of the curtain panel

Now, you need to prepare the curtain top. That is where you will sew those pleat tapes.

Identify the raw edge of the fabric and turn it down at about half an inch.

Then, stitch it in place.

Doing this will make it easier for you to enclose the raw edge before pinning the pleat tape.

 

Step #4. Pinning the pleat tape

Take your fabric and place it on top of an ironing board.

It must be folded in which the edge where you will pin the pleat tape is positioned on top.

Use the pleat tape in measuring the exact fold needed.

Remember to put ¼ allowance both the bottom and top of the tape.

Then press the fold and start to pin the pleat tape.

 

Step #5. Sewing everything together

Take the panel onto your sewing machine and start sewing the pleat tape.

Make sure to sew all edges, including their top and bottom.

But be careful.

You wouldn’t want to sew the pleat tape’s prong openings.

Also, make sure that the seam allowances are consistent as you are sewing around.

That is to keep the other side of the panel looks nice as well.

After you completed the sewing process, it is best to press all the seams and hems to ensure that the pinch pleat curtain looks professional and very crisp.

Place a prong on every fifth pleat.

Continue doing this throughout the entire curtain. Then, insert the curtain rings into the pleat hooks through its eyelet hole.

 

It’s A Wrap!

There are a lot of other ways on how to make pinch pleats curtains.

But if you like to follow this method, it would not take you that much time and effort.

In just a few easy steps, you can already hang your pinch pleat curtain onto the wall.

Finally, tap your shoulder for a job well done!

How to wash white sheer curtains

How To Wash White Sheer Curtains? 3 Easy Steps!

How to wash white sheer curtains? You will need laundry soap and water, of course.

But since it is a white curtain, we’re going to need to be extra careful when washing it.

As a maiden of my family, I know I was tasked to do the laundry, especially when I don’t have anything to do.

Who doesn’t want a clean curtain to hang around?

They do not only give you privacy and shade from the sun that comes through the window.

They also give your room some vibe and feels of style. So cleaning it is as essential as having a new one.

Well, when it comes to washing curtains, there are some things you must remember.

You are not only washing them to be clean but also to be reusable.

 

Curtain Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning, there are several factors that you might want to consider.

 

Things To Consider To Wash White Sheer Curtains

Here are some things to do and to avoid when cleaning your curtains.

 

#1. Dry cleaning

Curtains are made from different types of fabric.

So you will have to know which type yours belongs to.

Sure it may be made from washable fabrics, lining, and seams but these fabrics could also shrink when you wash them.

So to play it safe, have them dry cleaned.

Your curtain may have some ornaments and designs that are not suitable for washing, so this is a better option.

 

#2. Special fabric types

Since there are numerous types of fabrics, some special fabric like velvet for your draperies needs only to be brushed and not washed.

Another is silk fabric; when washing this, use lukewarm water or a cold one.

Never wrung the water out or twist it.

 

#3. Sun damage

The sun can be a problem sometimes, especially when a particular fabric is exposed to direct sunlight for hours.

So when you are drying curtains made from these unique fabrics, make sure to hang them dry in a clothesline or the dryer.

 

#4. Sheer curtain

Wash the sheer curtains regularly; even they don’t look that dirty.

The dirt and specks of dust that attach to the curtain can cause discoloration.

Mostly sheer curtains need a gentle touch when cleaning so make sure to soak them in cold water with mild detergent before washing.

Washing them will take no more than 10 minutes, including the drying process, so that it won’t take that much of your time.

 

Steps To Wash White Sheer Curtains

So, how to wash white sheer curtains?

Follow these simple steps to make those sheers of yours good as new.

 

Step #1. Preparation

In sheer washing curtains, check the fabric care description found on the manufacturer’s tag if you purchased the curtain.

If the tag says that the curtain must be dry cleaned only, take them to a professional cleaner.

Although if you made one yourself, you’ll just have to know what type of fabric the curtain is.

Upon knowing the fabric type, determine whether it is suitable for hand washing or good for washing machines.

A tip-in washing old sheer curtains? It is better done by hand.

Remove the hooks and any draperies’ hardware before cleaning them.

You may have to dust them first before wetting them. This reduces the work.

 

Step #2. Hand washing

If the fabric or your sheer curtains are suitable for handwashing, here are the steps in handwashing them.

The first thing to do is to fill your basin with lukewarm water and gentle laundry soap.

Strong smelled laundry soaps might ruin the fabric.

If you are going to use a powder laundry soap, make sure to dissolve it in the water before putting the curtains.

After putting the curtains on the water, leave it off for a minute.

And agitate the water so that the dirt will come off the curtain.

Remove the water as much as you can by pressing it.

Do not wring the curtain nor twist it.

Place the wet curtain on a clean flat surface with towels to absorb excess water. Hang them dry on a window or a clothesline.

 

Step #3. Using a washing machine

If the fabric is fine by a washing machine, use one for efficiently cleaning it.

The first is to fill the washing machine with warm water and add some mild detergent.

It’s the same one with hand washing.

Put the curtains and layer them evenly in the water.

Soak it for 10 to 15 minutes with the washing machine set at a delicate cycle.

Next is to remove the curtains after the washing cycle is complete.

Tumble them dry with a towel, just like in hand washing.

You can also place them in a dryer for a few minutes.

Place some clean and dry towels together in the drier for faster drying.

Having towels inside will prevent the sheets from getting wrinkled up.

There will be less ironing to do.

Remove the sheets from the dryer while they are still a little damp.

Re-hung them using the hardware they are attached to before.

 

Conclusion

Now that you know how to wash white sheer curtains make yours as good as new.

You can also use a fabric conditioner for a more fragrant curtain.

Just make sure to rinse it well.

Also, keep in mind to never combine the colored ones with the white ones.

There may be some fabric that, when wet, color fades and mixes with the water.

Then your white sheers will become colored ones.

Please take note of these reminders to avoid mistakes when you wash them all by yourself.

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