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    Hi

    I have practised my triple pleats on my sample curtain - very nice too, But - has anyone ever made inverted pleat headings, not exactly box pleats, when I finished the triple pleat the reverse of the curtain looked really nice and different so I wondered if this finish could be done as a heading, but without the pleat at the back of course, not sure if I am making any sense.

    J

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    Re: Inverted Pleats

    Hi Joan

    The inverted box pleat is a nice look and generally more suited to fixed headings, and is mainly used for Italian string curtains or dress curtains. Also be aware inverted box pleat headings require 3 x your track width and are not really suited curtain curtains if they are required to open and close.
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      Re: Inverted Pleats

      Hi

      If curtains are dressed do they still require 3 x track? How would I accommodate the back bulk, I allowed 20cms for the the triple pleats but the inverted pleat would not have the pleats on the back would it?

      I had intended to join the triple pleated curtains at the header (ladder stitch I think) and use tie backs and blind but leaving them open with a blind behind looks really nice. I am now so confused as to what to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      The windows are very narrow and tall (120cms track x 245cms drop)

      I am now so confused as to what to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      j

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        Re: Inverted Pleats

        Joan have a read through the post on dress curtains The bulk with inverted pleats isn't an issue if they are fixed. Using 3 x track width is the best proportion for the style, but you can make smaller pleats if you wish. Do what works for you.

        The picture below shows forward box pleats used as a fixed heading - These are basically made as you would a triple/goblet pleat, but they are flattened to form the box pleat. I'd imagine they have used 2.25 to 2.5 track for this treatment. As you can see they are fixed in the middle and are also Italian strung.

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          Re: Inverted Pleats

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          I made this a while ago. The pleat at the back was flattened out and i 'stitched in the ditch' on the front of the curtain.
          Sharon

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          • #6
            Re: Inverted Pleats

            How did you attach the panels to the rings? Did you use pin hooks in the middle of the folded pleat? or sew-on hooks?
            Louise


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            • #7
              Re: Inverted Pleats

              Hi Louise,
              I used pin hooks, inserted just next to the stitch line, thru the buckram.
              sharon

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                Re: Inverted Pleats

                Hi Sharon

                They are lovely Are these dress curtains only ?

                J

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                • #9
                  Re: Inverted Pleats

                  Hi Joan,
                  yes they are just dress curtains. they were for a bay window which had vertical blinds and so they wanted something to soften the look.
                  thanks fpr the comliment.
                  sharon

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                    Re: Inverted Pleats

                    Can anyone help? I have read the various posts on inverted pleats and it seems they are best suited to dress curtains. However I have a customer who wants them to pull open and shut - would I leave a bigger gap in-between each pleat to allow for this? Also would I have less fabric i.e. double the width of the window rather than triple? They are for full length over double doors. Thanks in advance

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                    • #11
                      Re: Inverted Pleats

                      Penny (Denton Drapes) has a beautiful curtain in her workroom with inverted pleats that she posted on 30th September entitled 'Denton Drapes Observer day' (in Training Courses Feedback section) - sorry, i don't know how to make a link
                      Rosannagh

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                          Re: Inverted Pleats

                          When we have done inverted pleats for working curtains we have found it's best not to sew down the pleat to the back of the curtain but to let it sit like a cartridge pleat. This allows the space to fold forward nicely when the curtains are drawn back giving a nice neat stackback. The visual effect from the front when the curtains are closed is unchanged.

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                          Phil.

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                            Re: Inverted Pleats

                            Phil - where do you position the hook? Do you use a pin hook just to the side of the pleat or a sew-on one?
                            Louise


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                              Re: Inverted Pleats

                              Originally posted by Louise
                              Phil - where do you position the hook? Do you use a pin hook just to the side of the pleat or a sew-on one?
                              I put a pin hook just to one side of the stitch line. We have used sew in hooks in the past but find them a pain in the ......


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