4" Pencil Pleat Shirring Tape
- Product ID: 1413 1413
- Content: 100% Nylon
- Width: 4"
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.
Pencil Pleat Shirring Tape makes sewing pleated curtains easy. Simply sew this 4 inch tape 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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When using 4" wide tape I know I will sew across top & bottom of tape but should I sew again across the center of tape to make more even pleats?
BEST ANSWER: Hello. I’ve used the 4” pencil tape numerous times and at first I did sew several channels. But I have found that by sewing just the top and bottom of the tape makes for easier gathering and the pleats/channels lay better. Hope this helps. Happy sewing.
Can I insert this in a pole pocket drape to make the header stiffer? I want to use drapery pins on a store bought drape, but I would like the header to more firm and not so flimsy.
BEST ANSWER: You could certainly use this, but you'll have to stitch it on so if your store-bought drapes already have a pocket it might look too busy with your extra stitches. Plus, if you want the actual pleating to occur your panels will need to be at least 1 1/2 width, preferably 2-2 1/2. However, you could just sew this on and not pull the threads which form the pleats, thereby whatever panel width you have will be merely stiffer and you'll be able to use your hooks. I made my lined drapes using this product and they came out well with perfect pencil pleats. (You might look into using an iron-on translucent drapery header tape (buckram), in which case you would not use your hooks.)
My drapes will be 160" long, should I use the 3" or 4" tape?
BEST ANSWER: It depends on personal preference.
Can this product be purchased by a 55-yd-bolt?
BEST ANSWER: The tape's max continuous length is 36 yards, so if you order 55 yards, it would most likely come in 2 pieces.
Is this tape in a firm material. Is it a soft weave or medium, hard?
I have made many window treatments for my house and I have bought these headers. They are easy to handle.
October 8, 2019
over 2 years ago
Great and easy to work with.
January 20, 2018
1 year ago
Love, love love the way the shade heading turned out
June 10, 2019
5 months ago