This is a sample curtain which is hanging up in my showroom. I thought I would share with you all how I achieved this simple wave heading effect.
The curtain itself is traditionally handmade and interlined. I made it up to the point of inserting the buckrum and finishing the top as normal. I then calculated the pleating and spacing measurements.
Instead of sewing in the pleats, I inserted a pin hook at each of the pleat and space positions. I left the heading completely flat.
After inserting the pin hooks into the buckrum I simply put the first two hooks into the first ring on the pol, this effectively creates a pleat. Hooks 3 and 4 went into the second ring and so on. This was a two width curtain which has 4 pleats per width and 8 pleats in total so it needed 16 pin hooks.
And voila! The result gives the curtain a wave heading without using “tape” or visible stitching lines.
I had to train the folds into place by dressing the curtain with bandages for a couple of days but the result is a really contemporary looking curtain.
The fabric in this curtain is Harlequin Florine Natural and Red. The curtain stacks back really nicely in straight folds. I love the look of this treatment and think it would suit any random pattern because of it’s clean simple lines.
This shows the stackback of the curtain really well. You can see that I have set the folds with bandages the same as I would with another design of curtain.