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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!