BY GRABER ARTISAN GROUP/ LAFAYETTE /HORIZONS SHADES
French pinch, pleat panels
French pleats - also known as pinch pleats - are a heading style that consists of groups of three pleats evenly spaced along the top of the curtain. If you’re wondering why we emphasised the number of pleats, it is because if only two were present, this would be considered a Dutch pleat. The French pleat is a very classical and highly-decorative heading style. It has a very structured look, which fits formal environments perfectly.
Double pinch pleat
Double pinch pleat curtains have small groups of pleats separated by flat sections of fabric, pinch pleat curtain hooks are used at each pleat, so the curtains are suspended by the pleats with flat fabric between. Pinch pleats give a more formal look and the curtains tend to hang in uniform folds. The pinch pleat heading can also be made with triple pleats to create a very full more traditional looking curtain if preferred, this will require more fabric as a 2.5 x fabric fulness is recommended.