Curtain rod wholesale wholesaler is using pinch pleat drapes for our example today, but this process will work for grommet, tab and rod pocket styles.
1. Begin by folding your drapes along the pleats at the top. If some folds won’t stay the right direction, don’t worry, we’ll correct that next.
2. See how several of these folds are turning out instead of back?
Force the pleat in the correct direction and bring the pinch pleats together.
We’ll keep the fold in place with a bobby pin or clothes pin on the back of the fabric. Placing the pin on the back prevents a crease from showing on the front of the fabric.
Repeat for all folds that won’t stay the right direction.
3. Re-fold your pleats and secure with a ribbon or yarn. Tie fairly loosely. We want to hold the pleats in a snug stack, but not so tight that we crease the fabric.
4. Tie at the top, middle and bottom of your drapes. Repeat for both sides.
5. Leave your drapes tied and allow them to “train” for 2 or 3 weeks. This may seem like a long time, but it’s worth it to have drapes that hang perfectly for years to come.
If you can’t quite wait that long, you may be able to speed up the process by steaming your drapes while they’re tied. After steaming, leave your drapes to train for 48 hours.
5. When you’re done training, untie your drapes and spread them out.
See how much better they look? You drapes now hang straight and can be pulled back from the window in a neat stack.
These drapes were ordered a bit longer for a puddled effect, but drapes that hover just above the floor will have an even more crisp and tailored look after they’re trained.