Dressing Your Curtains
How to dress your curtains
It’s finally here, the day you’ve been waiting for. Your custom curtains have arrived! Being the amazing DIY installer you are, you’ve successfully installed your curtains… but they look a little disheveled from their epic journey. So how do you make your curtains look showroom ready?
Firstly, you want to make sure all of your folds are even at the edge track. Push your curtains to their stacking side, you’ll want to start from the outside and work your way inwards.
Make sure the very first pleat on your stack has been pulled forward, use your fingers to push the opposite pleat to the back. Continue pushing and pulling the pleats until you reach the other end of your stack.
When you look at the curtain front on you should see all of the pleats are in-line.
From here you’ll need to dress the curtain. This is where you will ‘teach’ the pleats to sit in the correct place. You’ll need to grab your C&B Co dressing paper, which should be packed with your curtains. Alternatively you can use a piece of cord or ribbon approximately one meter in length.
With all of your curtains stacked against the end of the track you will need to gather the curtains, checking the pleats are still sitting in the correct wave. Then loosely tie the cord around the gathered curtains, if you can, leave the cord around them for 48 hours. This will teach the fabric where you want it to sit.
The final step for showroom ready curtains is to get rid of those ‘in transit’ crinkles. If you have a clothing steamer, we recommend that you use this to carefully steam the crinkles and fold marks from the curtains.
Voila! There you’ll have perfectly hanging curtains that will be the envy of your guests.