Curtains on the window or door are a strong visual accent in any room. In most cases, the window design will determine the nature of the room. Therefore, before starting work, it is worth spending even a lot of time designing the curtain up to the opening itself, as for the whole room, as well as its preparation. The decorative nature of a curtain depends not only on the material, from which it will be made. Other factors, which play an important role here, is the shirring tape used, window or door opening sizes, finally, the length and width of the curtains themselves.
The selected type of shirring tape determines the nature of the curtain, for it determines the way, in which the veil will be hung. There are many types of these ribbons - crinkled and pleated. They are easy to sew on, and the fabric is wrinkled or pleated by pulling the strings threaded through the tape. These folds can be dissolved flat for washing or dry cleaning the curtains. Some tapes have a row of pockets, in which the hanging hooks are attached.
TAPE FOR SMOOTH AND MESH curtains
This tape creates pencil-thick pleats in lightweight fabrics. It is approx 6 cm. Standard curtain hooks are used for it. You can also pull the stick through the loops. The tape should be equal in length 2 rail lengths.
TAPE GIVING EASY SHRINKING
This narrow tape (about 2,5 cm), often used for curtains of a small size, gives simple shirring. When hanging the curtain on the rail, sew the tape like this, to cover the rail. The length of the tape should be equal 1,5-2 rail lengths.
FOLDING IN DOUBLE FOLDING
This tape is used for curtains and permanently hung lambrequins. It has a width 7,5 cm, which makes it possible to cover the rail. The webbing has two rows of hook pockets. The length of the tape should be equal 3 rail lengths.
PLEATING IN THE SHAPE OF A GLASS
The extra wide tape creates deep glass-shaped folds, ideal for curtains reaching the floor. Metal split hooks are used for this tape. The length of the tape should be equal 2 rail lengths.
This tape is wide 9 cm is so conceived, to form a row of cylindrical folds. Suitable for very long curtains. Split hooks are used for it. The length of the tape should be equal 2 rail lengths.
The pencil pleating tape is wide 7,5 cm; the result is an even folding of the fabric. Standard hooks can be placed in one of the three rows of pockets. The length of the tape should be equal 2,5 rail lengths.
Width tape 7,5 cm gives a "checkerboard" effect”. It is especially suitable for lambrequins and curtains. Hooks can be hung in one of the two rows of pockets. The length of the tape should be equal 2,5 rail lengths.
The tape is wide 8,5 cm and forms thick, triple folds. Suitable for long curtains of any fabric. It uses split hooks in one of the two rows of pockets. The length of the tape should be equal 2 rail lengths.