Sophie Sews curtains are made to measure and hand finished with meticulous attention to detail. We will have your curtains created and hung in your home within six to eight weeks of you choosing the perfect fabric. Our personal and bespoke service means that one of our talented designers will come to your home on a day and time that suits you best, to measure up and explore our many different curtain styles and fabrics with you to ensure we find the perfect pair for every room. Alternatively, if you already have the ideal fabric to hand, we can sprinkle our Sophie Sews magic over your own material and transform them into the most beautiful and perfectly suited curtains your windows have been waiting for!
At Sophie Sews, independent curtain makers in Horsell, we offer a wonderful range different types of curtain headings for our clients.
Every curtain project we work on starts with headers. Each curtain heading has pros and cons which we’ve explained a little more here. We also like to discuss each of the header options with you in person and on site in your home – ensuring you choose the design solution that works perfectly for your individual space and style.
Double pinch pleat curtains are simple, smart & elegant. The pleats are created by making folded creases in the stiff buckram that gives the heading its shape. Double Pinch Pleats curtains are suitable for both tracks and poles.
Triple Pinch Pleat curtains are a traditional curtain heading used to create a classic, elegant finish.
Single pleat curtains have just a single pleat, their simplicity has gained them more popularity in recent years.
Pinch pleat curtains have groups of structured pleats separated by flat sections; the hooks are then inserted at each pleat. Pinch pleats give a more formal tailored look and the curtains tend to hang in more uniform folds and the pleats can also be made in be double or triple as mentioned below.
A popular alternative to traditional curtain headings the wave system offers more contemporary, neat and stylish curtains. The finished appearance is similar to that of eyelet curtains but fabric hangs directly below the track in a neat and uniform style. When opened the curtains stack back neatly and straight and when closed the fabric hangs in a smooth continuous wave effect. Wave curtains can only be hung on a track that is specific to curtains.
Cartridge pleat curtains create a beautiful simple style, giving a stylish wave to the curtains. They are made by shaping a single fold at the top of the curtain and filling it with a tight roll of interlining. This gives a rounded finish to the cartridge pleat. Unlike triple pleats or double pleats, they are not pinched at the bottom. Whilst they look very slick and elegant, they don’t stack back very tightly, so are better if you have a large recess either side of your window or door.
A real statement and perfect for period properties and luxurious surroundings. The goblin pleat is sewn in and is fixed, giving it the form of a luxury tailored look.
Practical and modern, eyelet curtains fold back very neatly when drawn.
Eyelet curtains have metal-edged holes running through the top edge of the panel. The curtain can therefore only be hung on a pole which feeds through the eyelets. The even-spacing of the metal holes means that eyelet curtains hang down in uniform.
Simple pencil pleats are created with heading tape for cost-effective curtains. The name comes from the tightly packed folds at the top of the curtain that resemble a row of pencils. This effect is achieved by adjusting the heading tape on the curtains.
Cottage pleats give a pretty, soft gather and are made by setting the pencil pleat curtain tape a few inches below the top. This style suits a traditional country setting and florals are a perfect choice. The top frill can be short or long. The longer it is, the more it will fold over. The cottage heading only works with softer fabrics.