By Pierrette Collet. Curtains. Published at Sunday, May 14th, 2017 - 02:06:09 AM.
The most popular curtains have a pencil pleat heading usually with a 7.5 cm wide heading tape with three rows of woven pockets that allows for adjustment in height when hung. The heading tape has three draw cords running the length of the tape. The cords are pulled up to create the pencil pleat effect and should be knotted at both ends before gathering the tape. A more softly gathered look will be achieved if the cords are pulled less. Ideally, the cords should never be cut, as it is necessary to untie them and flatten out the gathers for cleaning.
One of the key points here is that your curtains will actually need to be thick and heavy enough in order to block out the light that comes from the exterior of your property during the night. Although this is obviously less of a consideration for those who live rurally with very little outside light, this is important for those living in bright, built-up areas.
The tab-top curtain is basic and casual in nature. It is constructed with flat loops of the same material consistently placed along the top of the curtain. The curtain is hung by sliding the loops over a curtain rod without the need for rings and the curtain can open and close without the need of a pull cord.
If you see a great pattern or color that you absolutely must have, yet you have some serious doubts about whether or not the curtains will be thick enough to block out the light at night and in the mornings, you have two options available to you. One of these is ensuring that you can line the curtains with another layer of fabric, which is often the case with many budget and designer curtain fabric products. You can do this lining yourself, or by paying a professional a small fee to do so for you.
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