• - Fabric
  • - Lining
  • - Thread
  • - Buckram
  • - Weights
  • - Curtain Hooks
  • Tools
  • > Sewing Machine
  • > Needles
  • - Pins
  • - Clamps
  • - Scissors
  • - Set Square
  • - Straight Edge
  • - Invisible Marker
  • Step 10: Hang the Curtains
    Printable Worksheet
    Printable Worksheet


    • Insert curtain pin hooks into the back of each pleat at the correct Hook to Top position.
    • Insert a hook on the Return flap.
    • Insert a hook on the Overlap of the curtain if required - (see video)
    • Make sure you have the appropriate number of rings on the track or pole.
    • Hang your curtains.
    This video shows you
    • How and where to place hooks
    • How to hang your curtains
    • How to bind and dress your curtains for a professional finish

    Extra Help & Comments

    What size and brand of sewing needle do you use in the videos for these curtains?
    Sew Helpful
    We generally use size 5 and size 7 needles. The 5s are bigger than the 7s. See the picture below.

    What size and brand of sewing needle do you use in the videos for these curtains?
    Sue Newman
    I have had 2 sets of cartridge curtains made for me. I think they would hang better if I was to stuff the openings at the top. What should I use? I did think of hollow fibre filling but would that fall through as they are not sealed like goblet headings.
    Sew Helpful
    STEPs 9 and 9b of the cartridge pleat curtain tutorial show you how we make and stuff our cartridge pleats.
    Jane Hunt
    I have just hung my cartridge pleat curtains and I am thrilled with them - I've made curtains for years and always been happy but never achieved this standard of finish before. Thank you so much for the excellent instructions and videos!
    I have just watched the video on how to insert the hooks into the cartridge pleat. Can I check - are you pushing the hook into the pleat (between the stitching) or into the fabric at the side. I am a bit worried that pushing it between the stitches may break them and then it will not hold the weight?
    Sew Helpful
    To be safe push the hook in to the side of the stitiching and into the buckram (make sure it doesn't come through to the front)

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