Heading Information

Pencil Pleat Heading

Example of Pencil pleat curtains

Pencil pleat is the standard heading for curtains and valances. A 7.5 cm (3") tape is used with three hook positions to suit all types of track and pole.

When ordering pencil pleat curtains or valances, please tell us your track or pole width and we will recommend the curtain or valance width to give the best fit.

Please note that we always show the ungathered curtain or valance width. Curtains & valances are supplied ungathered for you to gather to the required width. Full instructions explaining how to gather your curtains are enclosed with all curtains and valances.

Curtains do not come with hooks

Measuring

Pencil Pleat curtains and valances are available to fit all curtain track and pole widths from 97cm to 470cm*. Curtains can be made to any cm drop up to a maximum of 366cm. To see our measuring guide please click here.

* Sizes based on regular width fabrics. Curtains using narrower fabric widths (120-122cm) are available to fit curtain / track widths from 82cm to 454cm.

Pinch Pleat Heading

Example of Pinch pleat curtains

Pinch pleat is a decorative heading for curtains and valances, suitable for all types of curtain track and pole. Pinch pleats are more gathered than other headings and have permanent sewn-in pleats for a more luxurious, tailored look. We use a fully adjustable sliding plastic curtain hook for ease of use.

When ordering pinch pleat curtains or valances, please tell us your track or pole width and we will recommend the curtain or valance width to give the best fit. Pinch Pleats can often require more widths of fabric for a given track/pole width so pinch pleat curtains can be quite a bit more expensive than other headings. The difference in price for all heading options is shown when pricing a curtain.

Please note that we always show the ungathered curtain or valance width. We will gather your curtains (or valance) to the correct size to fit your track or pole.

N.B. As pinch pleat is a fixed, sewn-in heading, it is important that you quote an accurate track/pole width when ordering pinch pleats. This will allow us to gather your curtains (or valance) to the correct width. Please note that the size and spacing of the pleats will vary slightly from the picture depending on your track/pole width.

Measuring

Pinch Pleat curtains are available to fit all track and pole widths from 97cm to 378cm*. Curtains can be made to any cm drop up to a maximum of 366cm. To see our measuring guide please click here.

* Sizes based on regular width fabrics. Curtains using narrower fabric widths (120-122cm) are available to fit curtain / track widths from 82cm to 336cm.

Eyelet Heading

Example of Eyelet curtains

Eyelet heading is a contemporary alternative for use with curtain poles, folding curtains into large even pleats. The eyelets have an internal diameter of 40mm and are suitable for curtain poles with a diameter of up to 30mm. Eyelets are available in 4 colours.

When ordering eyelet curtains, please tell us your pole width (measuring between the finials) and we will recommend the curtain width to give the best fit.

Please note that we always show the ungathered curtain. This is the width of curtain required to allow your curtains to hang in the large, even pleats which characterise eyelet headings.

N.B. Eyelet headings are not suitable for curtain tracks, bay windows (without a special pole), or valances.

Measuring

Eyelet curtains are available to suit all curtain pole widths from 97cm to 470cm*. Curtains can be made to any cm drop up to a maximum of 366cm. To see our measuring guide please click here.

N.B. When measuring curtain drop for eyelet curtains always measure from the top of the pole to where you wish the bottom of the curtain to finish and add 3cm. It is important that the 3cm is included in the curtain drop quoted on the order form as eyelet headed curtains stand 3cm above the curtain pole.

* Sizes based on regular width fabrics. Curtains using narrower fabric widths (120-122cm) are available to fit curtain / track widths from 82cm to 454cm.

Tab Top Heading

Example of Tab top curtains

Tab Top is a contemporary heading suitable for curtain poles with a diameter of up to 45mm (1 3/4"). Tabs are always made in the same fabric as the curtains.

When ordering eyelet curtains, please tell us your pole width (measuring between the finials) and we will recommend the curtain width to give the best fit. Tab Top headings usually require fewer widths of fabric than other headings for a given pole width so can be quite a bit more economical. The difference in price for all heading options is shown when pricing a curtain.

N.B. Tab top headings are not suitable for curtain tracks, bay windows (without a special pole), or valances.

Measuring

Tab Top curtains are available to suit all curtain pole widths from 148cm to 614cm*. Curtains can be made to any cm drop up to a maximum of 366cm. To see our measuring guide please click here.

* Sizes based on regular width fabrics. Curtains using narrower fabric widths (120-122cm) are available to fit curtain / track widths from 122cm to 545cm.