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Choosing a curtain heading


Our hand-sewn curtains are made to your exact specifications, from the measurements you provide to the fabric and design you choose. This includes the curtain heading that you opt for too, with this element adding the finishing touch to your new drapes.

We have three heading types available: deep 6” pencil pleat, double pinch pleat and triple pinch pleat. These headings have been selected as they each perfectly complement our designs, delivering grandeur and luxury.



Deep pencil pleat (6”)


Made up of small individual pleats, our deep pencil pleat headings deliver a smart, classic finish. Consisting of tightly gathered folds, the curtain can be pulled to the desired width.

This heading is suited for curtains of all lengths, whether finishing just below a sill, just above the floor or pooling. When fitted close to the wall on a track or from floor to ceiling, these curtains also offer a great blackout effect. Due to the fabric being ruched against itself, curtains with pencil pleat headings will take up more space than other headings when stacked back.

Deep pencil pleat curtains can be hung on any type of curtain track or pole, including on a curtain track in a bay window.



Pinch pleat (double and triple)


Comprised of hand-sewn pleats which gather the curtain fabric into neat folds, pinch pleat headings present a sophisticated, elegant look.

We offer two variations of the pinch pleat; double pinch pleat and triple pinch pleat.

The choice between double and triple pinch pleat comes down to personal preference, with triple using more fabric but delivering an even fuller drape.

Pinch pleat headings offer good stack back too, with the concertina action of the pleats meaning that the curtains do not take up to much space when pulled back. However, as the fabric between the pleats does fold back, curtains with this heading must be installed on a pole or track with good clearance from the wall. 

Both double and triple pencil pleat curtains can be hung on any type of curtain track or pole.


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How do I hang my new curtains?

If you’ve chosen your header or placed an order, visit our How To Hang Curtains guide for our hints and tips on fitting your new curtains. 

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