How to Measure and Hang Pinch-Pleat Curtains

About Pinch-Pleat Curtains

This Guide is intended for ready to hang or ready made pinch pleat curtains. For custom made pinch pleat curtains visit measuring custom made pinch pleat curtains.

Pinch-pleat curtains are marked by the folds sewn into the header of the curtain. They often come with either one, two, or three pleats. At QuickFit, we offer pinch-pleat curtains with two pleats, otherwise known as Dutch pleat curtains, which have a stately, custom-made look.

These curtains can be used with either a curtain rod or tracks. However, unlike pencil-pleat curtains, the width of pinch-pleat curtains cannot be adjusted. They can be used on curtain poles that have rings or tracks with small runners.



Buying the Correct Size

Our pinch-pleat curtains are:

  • Sold in pairs
  • 213cm long
  • Made for standard window height of 210cm
  • Available in four sizes
  • Made to fit windows from 120cm to 300cm wide

Using a Curtain Rod and Hooks

Pinch-pleat curtains are attached to the curtain rod with hooks. Each pleat has one hook threaded into the back of the pleat. We’ve included an image of what hooks for pinch-pleat curtains should look like below.