Choosing a curtain heading

At The Pure Edit, we offer both ready-made and made to measure curtains.

With our ready-made curtains, you’ll have a choice of a number of beautiful fabrics finished with one of two heading types: eyelet or 3 inch pencil pleat.

Made to your exact measurements, our made to measure curtains are finished in your choice of five heading types: 3 inch pencil pleat, 6 inch pencil pleat, double pinch pleat, triple pinch pleat and eyelet.

The type of heading you choose defines the drape of the curtain, which each heading creating a different finish.

3 inch and 6 inch pencil pleat

Comprised of small individual pleats, pencil pleat curtain headings offer a neat, classic finish. The fabric is formed into tightly gathered folds which means the curtains can be pulled to your preferred width, making fuller folds if preferred. This heading type is available in two depths, 3 inch and 6 inch, with the 6 inch heading more suitable for full length curtains. Pencil pleat curtains offer a good blackout effect when fitted close to the wall, and can be hung on both a curtain track or pole. As the fabric is ruched against itself, more room is needed for stack back than with other headings.

Both our ready-made curtains and made to measure curtains are available with a 3 inch pencil pleat heading, with our made to measure curtains also available with a 6 inch pencil pleat heading.

3 inch pencil pleat

6 inch pencil pleat

Double and triple pinch pleat

Pinch pleat curtain headings consist of sewn-in pleats that create a classic tailored look. With the pleats being in place already, little dressing of the curtains is needed, and the fabric simply falls into beautiful folds. The pleats form a concertina effect when stacked back, meaning that they take up little room, but as the fabric between the pleats folds back, a pole or track with good clearance from the wall is needed. When it comes to choosing between double and triple pinch pleat, this is purely down to preference! Triple pinch pleat headings use up more fabric than double pinch pleat headings and therefore offer a fuller drape.

These types of curtain headings are available on our made to measure curtains only.

Double pinch pleat

Triple pinch pleat


Eyelet curtain headings offer a more contemporary look by creating large, even folds. As the fabric falls into pronounced folds, little dressing of eyelet curtains is needed and there is also minimum stack back. Suitable for use with poles only, eyelet curtains are very easy to hang, with the curtain rings simply sliding over the curtain pole. The result is a fuss-free, modern look that compliments any room size. Our eyelet curtains are of the standard 40mm diameter.

Both our ready-made curtains and made to measure curtains are available in this heading type.


How do I hang my new curtains?

When you've chosen your curtain heading, learn how to hang your curtains

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