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    Hi all. I'm getting in quite a pickle about this and really need some advice. The client wants hand pleated headed curtains. 50mm pole already in place, but they do not want to see the pole. They also do not want tape heading. Is it possible to make deep double or triple pleats and having the hooks attached to the rings low down in the pleats? I realise it will tip the pleat forward above. Also how to deal with side returns if the top section ends up at an angle? Any advice gratefully received as I am supposed to have them made by the weekend!

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    Re: Hand pleated headings, on pole, but pole not to be seen

    As long as the client is clear the top of the curtain will tip forward to some degree then you can do this, they also need to know the stackback will be slightly larger as the spaces between the pleats will have to fold forwards.

    Depending on the pole/finials etc. you may need to cut away the top of the return so that it fits underneath, charge extra for the additional work if you can (may be too late if you've already had a firm price accepted)
    Louise


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    • #3
      Re: Hand pleated headings, on pole, but pole not to be seen

      Thanks Louise. Eventually we have come to a compromise and they will have tape heading with a frill above to cover the pole.

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      • #4
        Re: Hand pleated headings, on pole, but pole not to be seen

        Seems a shame to have a 50mm pole and then cover it up!

        Glad you have reached a solution that works for everyone.

        Best wishes
        Liz

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          Re: Hand pleated headings, on pole, but pole not to be seen

          So I began by making a gathered tape heading but when I hung the first one I realised it just did not look good. So I went back to the drawing board and did pinch pleat hand sewn headings but only placed buckram (5cm) at the base of the pleats so it would give stability and form to the pleats but allow for softness above. It worked brilliantly.

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          • #6
            Re: Hand pleated headings, on pole, but pole not to be seen

            Sounds lovely Carolyn. Do you have a picture you can share?

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            • #7
              Re: Hand pleated headings, on pole, but pole not to be seen

              That sound interesting, love to see it. Great to hear you found an innovative solution.
              KarenS

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              • #8
                Re: Hand pleated headings, on pole, but pole not to be seen

                What a cunning idea! It would be great to see some photos.

                Best wishes
                Liz

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