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Curtain Fitting Guide

You've chosen your new curtains, you've ordered them and now they've arrived! But how do you fit them? Easy! Our handy guide will tell you everything that you need to know. Just find the right heading type for your curtains and your new curtains will be up in no time! 

Before you hang your curtains, allow them to air out thoroughly. Don't worry about fold lines - they should drop out after a week of hanging. If they don't, refer to the care label for instructions on washing and ironing. 


eyelet curtains.

Eyelet curtains are one of the easiest curtain types to fit. The eyelet rings at the top of the header are permanently sewn in. The eyelets simply slide onto a pole or rod; they cannot be fitted to a track. As they are so simple to use, they are considered perfect for children’s bedrooms and busy households.


pencil pleat.

Pencil Pleat curtains are a traditional type of curtain header and can be fitted to a track or pole. If you are using a pole, you will need curtain rings to fit your curtains. Pencil pleat curtains are a great option if you would like to customise the tightness of your pleats.


On one side of the reverse, tie together the loose threads into a knot. This is to prevent losing them once they are pulled on the other side of the curtain.



You can now pull on the threads at the other side. You will notice the header of the curtain bunching together creating the pleats of your curtain. The more you pull on the threads, the tighter the pleats will be. Once you have the desired pleats, tie the threads that you have pulled into a knot to secure it.



Along the header of the curtain (reverse side), there are small fabric hoops along each line of thread. This is where you will attach the hooks that will hang your curtains. It is important that you do not attach the hooks to the thread, as this can snap if hung. Choose your preferred height and loop in the hooks accordingly. Your curtain is now ready for hanging.


pinch pleat.

The pleats in pinch pleat curtains are sewn in permanently and cannot be changed, which means fitting them is easy. Like pencil pleat, they offer a traditional and elegant look as the pleats are uniformed.


On the reverse side of the curtain's header, the pinch pleats create small gaps where the fabric is pulled together. These gaps are very tight and will hold hooks securely. Choose the height you would like the hooks to sit at and slide them into the gaps of fabric securely. Once all the hooks have been added to the curtain's header, you can hang it to a track or pole. If you are using a pole, you will need curtain rings. 


Not sure which curtain header is best for you? Check out our buying guide to help you decide. Or browse our curtains