How to make - (Double Pleat)
Pinch Pleat Lined Curtains
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  Cindy Taylor

Cindy is the owner of Dolman & Taylor specialist curtain and blind makers. She has over 15 years of experience, curtain making, blind making, working with fabrics and making soft furnishings. In the videos she clearly explains and demonstrates the methods and techniques used in her workroom .
How to make a double pleat curtain tutorial by Sew Helpful

Lined Hand Pinch (Double) Pleated Curtains

Learn how to make your curtains the way they are made in a professional workroom.

This tutorial includes

  • Full Written Instructions
  • 17 Videos
  • Diagrams
  • Tips
  • Definitions
  • Example Calculations
  • Tools Required
  • Materials Required
  • Extra Help

We also cover how to deal with a patterned fabric as well as plain fabric when making the curtain. These instructions have been developed by Cindy Taylor an experienced curtain maker. There are tips included and with the benefit of her experience you will avoid common mistakes that can be made and get a professional finish.

Tutorial Steps

Our tutorial is made up of the following steps.

Each step is described in detail with demonstration videos also available.


        VIDEO INSTRUCTOR - Cindy Taylor

Owner of Dolman & Taylor specialist curtain and blind makers.

Making a Double pleat lined curtain
Making Double pleat lined curtains
Making a lined curtain


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Your Questions & Comments


Hi, I am making large curtains and my table is quite big but not big enough to fully lay each panel out. Please can you advise on the best way to manage at the different steps.


You just have to methodically work in sections, clamping or holding in place with weights/heavy books.

Carol Wright

Hello. I'm working on some pleated headed curtains and want to add a vertical edge of glass bead trim. Do I sew this by hand to the reverse of the curtain along the edge? Are there any tricks of the trade I need to know about? I've made many curtains but never added this type of trim before.

Thank you


There are 3 options here

1. Sew the braid to the front face (if you like the braid and consider it a feature)

2. Sew the braid onto the back of the curtain ( easy to do)

3. Create a slot (folded) in the leading edge of the curtain and sew the trim into it, thus hiding the braid. (this is our preferred option: We fold a slot into the leading edge, tack the braid in place, then machine stitch.)

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