3" Pencil Pleat Shirring Tape
- Product ID: 1412 1412
- Content: 100% Nylon
- Width: 3"
Sold: Sold by the Yard
Maximum Continuous Length: Approximately 36 Yards,
when ordering more than 36 Yards please note it may come in more than one piece.
For more information, see How to Make Pencil Pleat Curtains with Shirring Tape.
Pencil Pleat Shirring Tape makes sewing pleated curtains easy. Simply sew to the back of the drapery heading and pull the cords to create the desired amount of pleating. There are channels in the shirring tape where you can insert pin-on drapery hooks to attach to drapery rings or a traverse rod.
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Can anyone please advise...What hooks do you use to hang this? Is there a hook that will go through the rings I have already purchased which have a large ring that threads along the rod and then a much smaller lighter ring attached to the big circle through which you hook on the hooks, as it were? Thanks in advance.
BEST ANSWER: We carry several hooks of different lengths for this purpose. There are little channels in the shirring tape where you can insert the hooks. These will work perfectly with the type of rings that you have.
The length you choose depends on how high or low you want the drapery header to be compared to the rings. The longer the hook the higher the header will be. You can also control this by which slots you put the hooks in on the shirring tape (there's 3 heights). The 1 or 1 1/2 inch hooks would likely be best for you.
Can you use this on sheers with rings wth clips?
BEST ANSWER: I used it on swiss clip dot batiste. I folded over the top of the fabric the width of the tape, sewing the tape on the back of the doubled fabric. It looks great. I put the slip in hooks that hang on the rings, that go on the pretty rod with finials. I have tie backs, also. I think it looks professional. You wouldn't know I made them. Most of my friends thought the same thing.
how much fabric does it take to make a pleat?
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 1.5 inches.
I have a very limited amount of fabric for my curtains, barely 1.5 times the window width. Will this allow me to adjust the placement and depth of the pleats so that I can make it work? I'm happy with simple s-pleats, it's a fairly casual room.
BEST ANSWER: Depends. That is not much fabric to work with at all. This is shirring tape, not pleating tape, so what you'll end up with is very very loose gathers that are going to move at the slighest touch, unfortunately. If I were you I'd go with curtain rings on a decorative rod instead.
will this tape work for making a king size dust ruffle with 18" drop....Is it sturdy enough?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I think it will work very well. What a good idea!
How wide of curtain hooks will fit in pencil pleated tape?
BEST ANSWER: it depend on the size of the pleat. I took my measurements from a previous pair of curtains. The hooks were heavy duty size 2" x 3" also consider the size of the rings you will be using with the hooks. Do hope the info. help.
Can the 4" best pleater tape be used for a 3 1/2" header on pre made sheers?
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can but you would have to place the hooks to the 3 1/2 header marker for the the curtains to hang properly.
Is this similar to the Clip N Wave tape I just saw on line ?(but this is more reasonable in price)
BEST ANSWER: This creates much smaller, tighter pleats.
Can this tape be used to make Parisian style pinch pleats?
Does this tape automatically form the pleats as well as the space in between the pleats?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, by pulling on the strings, the tape creates uniform pleats. You can control exactly how tight together the pleats are.
I have 3" shirring tape on my drapes and a traverse rod. I inserted the 3" short neck with 4 prong hooks to create pinch pleats. I am able to see the metal prongs sticking up on the top below the ring. I inserted the hook on the lowest insert and the prongs still show on the top. Is there something shorter than the 3" hooks that will create pinch pleats? I cannot find them anywhere. Thank you
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