This varies depending on what look you want, but we recommend between 2 and 2.5 times fullness.
We recommend one hook for every 10cm of pole. Round up to the nearest even number if you are making a pair of curtains.
A curtain maker should attach pleating hooks. Curtains can be lined and interlined, but take care to keep unnecessary layers at the top of the curtain to a minimum. We recommend you make a test pleat to ensure the rivet has enough capacity. Pleats and spaces will need to be worked out in the same way as for French pleat heading. We suggest a single pleat looks and works best (or if the curtains are only lined and lighter weight, and the rivets have the capacity, then a double pleat can be used).
The size of pleat can be to your liking and will depend on the look you want to achieve and the amount of fabric you have. We make ours between 12cm and 17cm.
Set down the rivet prong by 3.5cm from the top edge of the curtain if you’re using the first hole on the hook stem. This will allow your curtain to butt up to the underside of the pole.
When applying the rivets to your fabric, you will need to ease the rivet through the weave of the fabric one layer at a time. If you are using buckram or a very tight weave, a bradawl may be used to help make the hole. The rivet then simply snaps closed by hand.
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Items are usually despatched within 7 working days*, with delivery Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 6pm.
Once your item has been despatched, we’ll send you an email with delivery information.
Please note for deliveries to Russia, or countries outside of Europe, you will need to contact us to arrange your delivery.
If you have any special delivery requests please write them in the notes box found in the shopping cart before placing your order, or contact us.
*Bespoke items may have a longer lead time. This should be specified in the product description.
Add a minimum of 15cm either side, preferably more, but for full curtains or wide windows allow at least 25cm if you have the room, excluding finials (decorative pole ends).