APPLYING

Tridis, Deep Tridis, Tridis 40 and Goblet Pleat

SEWING INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. Taking the edge of the tape that will come to the centre of the track or pole (remember you will require a left and right hand curtain) cut in the centre of a group of pleats where marked on the heading tape, to free cords for knotting.

2. Knot each free cord and trim tape to within 3cm of the knots.

3. If you have an overlap arm on the track, turn under 4cm of tape. If the curtains butt together at the centre of the track, turn under 9cm of tape.

4. At the opposite edge of the tape, pull out 3-5cm of cords for eventual pleating of the curtain. If the cords are not exposed, use the point of your scissors to pick them free from the channel of the tape.

5. Turn and press a 6mm hem at the top of your curtain. Ensure that the tape is the correct way up - yellow line at the bottom, and that the hook pockets are facing you. Machine the tape to the curtain along the turquoise sewing lines, leaving 3mm between the top of the tape and the top of the curtain. The top and bottom rows must be stitched in the same direction. Sew both side edges of the tape, but do not sew over the free cords for pleating.

 

 

PLEATING INSTRUCTIONS

1. It is very important to pleat up the curtain correctly and to avoid puckering between the pleats. Hold the free cords in one hand or loop them round a door handle.

Tridis, Deep Tridis, Tridis 40.

2. Position fingers as indicated. Push the first set of pleats into position and advance to second set also pushing them into position. Now return to first set as these will have come out and advance and return along the curtain until the whole curtain is pleated. Tie a slip knot to hold.

Goblet Pleat

2. Pull the top cord, pushing the first goblet into position. Then form the bottom pleat by pulling the bottom drawcord until the two outer pleats meet and the four pinch pleats form the stem of the goblet. Advance the first goblet pleat to the position of the second goblet pleat then return to form the first goblet again. Advance the pleats along the tape until the whole curtain is pleated. Tie a slip knot to hold.

3. Do not cut off surplus cords as they allow the curtain to be pulled flat for cleaning. Loose cords should be wound neatly out of sight on a Rufflette Cord Tidy.

4. Using only the special Tridis Tape Hooks R10, fit by inserting one of the two prongs into each of the two adjacent pockets at the back of each set of pleats and into adjacent pockets at each end of the curtain.

5. When attaching loose linings, a single prong of the Tridis Hook is placed through the buttonhole of the lining tape then each prong is inserted into the Heading Tape as previously described. If you wish to suspend the curtains below the track or pole use the top row of pockets for the curtain hooks. If you require the track to be covered, the bottom row should be used.


6. The pleating effect of these headings will be improved if a small tack is used to pinch the base of each pleat.



Measuring Your Window
Cutting Out
Making Valances
Making a Roman Blind
Applying Pencil Pleats
Applying Tridis, Deep Tridis, Tridis 40 and Goblet Pleat
Applying Decorative Headings
Applying Dual Purpose Box Pleat, Deep Pleat and Lining Tape
Applying Press 'n' Drape
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