Curtains are useful much more than just covering your Windows. They are a stylish statement in your place and add life to life interior only if the right hanging style is chosen. There exist an enormous range of hanging styles that include eyelet, pinch pleat, and pencil pleat curtain. The only question is which Phil complements your decor? In this article we will learn about pencil pleat curtains and to which place they suit the best? & how can you measure and hang them?
Let’s Begin With the Introduction
As your name just pencil pleat curtains have pencil like trailers near the top of their heading tape. They are aligned at the same height and neatly folded in form of thin false which are uniformly located at equal distance creating a formal but artistic appeal that looks great in living rooms and bedrooms. Unlike other types, these pleats are fixed in place and do not open or close every time you adjust them. They look great for traditional interiors, spacious rooms, farmhouses, & old properties but it does not really mean that they cannot be used in modern or contemporary interiors. They look equally good in modern places as well, all you need is to hang to hang them high and wide.
How to Measure For Pencil Pleat Curtains?
Width of panels
It is necessary to measure the width and drape of the panels in order to make them appear just right. Usually both the length & the length is kept twice or thrice the measurements for proper fullness while installing or hanging them on the rod.
To measure the width, start from left to right. According to a thumb rule, measure 5 to 6 inches outside the window track from both sides & multiply the obtained width with 2.5 or 3 to achieve a proper fullness. For instance, if your window is 35 inches wide, you should multiply it by 2.5 or 3 & add 10 to 12 inches more to it. Such as 35 X 3 + 12 inches. This will be the width for a single panel, in case you are buying fabric for 2 custom made curtains, it’ll require about 35 X 6 + 24 inches fabric in total which will look full and nice giving depth to your window.
Drape of panels
To measure the length or drape, start from the height you want the panels to hang from. Usually, they are hung 8 to 10 inches above the window track. And if you have spacious rooms and large windows you can hang them high from the ceiling (2 to 3 cm below the ceiling).
For the overall drape, end the length anywhere from the sill where you want. You can choose below the window sill length (5 to 6 inches below the window sill) or to the floor (either 1 to 2 cm above it or 3 to 4 cm extra fabric to puddle on). Whatever you choose, it’s your personal preference and style sense. Note that length can be readjusting by changing the position of the heading position on the rod.
How to hang Pencil Pleat Curtains?
When compared with other headings, they are a bit to hang but with a little extra effort and trick you can complete this tiring task in no time. Below is given an easiest way to hang them;
Unfold the panels & spread them on a table or bed. Divide the total width into two & add 6 cm to it. Locate the strings on one end and tie all of them tightly creating a bow. Now start gathering the fabric towards the tied end to create pleats.
Once you have gathered all the fabric, adjust the width & loosely tie the knot & measure to ensure if it is according to the width of our window. If not, readjust it & tie the chords tightly.
Spread the folds evenly throughout the curtain, and insert hooks in the desired pocket. Insert them at 3 or 4 inches away from each other. Now fasten these hooks into the rings (hanging on the rod) one by one. Make sure to stand on a suitable surface while doing so, grab a chair or a wooden table because it is a time taking process so it’s better for you to stand in a relaxed posture. Visit Oxford Shop here to buy all types of curtains at affordable prices.