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  • Step 9b: Form the Triple Pleats
    Printable Worksheet
    Printable Worksheet


    • Lay the curtain down, right side facing up.
    • Hold the pleat flap up.
    • Push the centre of the pleat flap down so the sides of the pleat start to spread outwards either side.
    • Continue pushing down until the flaps spreading outwards either side are the same size as the flap you are holding vertically
    • With the vertical flap touching the back of the pleat, pull the 2 sides up along side, so all 3 folds are the same height
    • Stitch all 3 folds together at the base of the buckram.
    • At the top of the pleat 0.5cm either side if the centre of the pleat stitch the back of each side flap to the curtain heading behind.
    • Stitch together the top of the centre flap where the 2 sides pinch together.
    • Repeat for each pleat.
    This video shows you
    • How to fold a triple pleat
    • How to pinch and stitch the bottom of the pleat
    • How to stitch the top of the pleat
    • How to start and finish your stitches so you cant see them

    Extra Help & Comments

    Is there anything I can do to make the outer edge "return" actually turn the 90 degrees to the wall rather than hanging limply? Maybe I need a stitch somewhere or do I need to affix an eyelet nail in the wall and hook the end of the curtain to it...or have I missed a step in the instructions? Many thanks.
    Sew Helpful
    There are a few ways to get the returns 90 degrees and tight to the wall.

    1) Fix an eyelet to the wall and a pin hook on the return end and attach the return to the wall.

    2) Fix a batten block to the wall with hook velcro on the ouside edge where you want the curtain return to touch against the wall. Sew loop velcro on the inside edge of the curtain heading and velcro the return into position. (The block should be hidden behind the curtain return)

    I'm sorry but I dont have any images available  to post.

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