How to Insert Drapery Hooks in Pinch Pleats

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Pinch-pleated drapes are a traditional style of drapes that have long pleats every few inches. The pleats create texture and help add to the visual interest of a room. Pinch-pleated drapes are usually paired with a traverse drapery rod. In order to hang curtains on this style of rod, drapery pins must be hooked through the top of the drapes. The hooks then fit over the rod. Follow the instructions below to insert drapery hooks into your drapes without causing damage.

Things You'll Need

  • Drapery hooks
  • Drapes
  • Lay the curtain on a table with the lined side facing you and the side of the curtain that will face the room resting directly on the table.

  • Insert the needle portion of the drapery hook into the folded seam of the curtain on the far left-hand side. The folded seams are in sections at the top of the curtain and reflect where the curtain was pleated. Be sure the needle stays within the lining and does not push all the way through to the other side.

  • Continue placing hooks across the top of the curtain until each pleated section has a drapery hook.

  • Place the rounded edge of the drapery hooks over the rod to hang.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be sure to choose drapery hooks that are a sufficient weight to hold up your draperies. Thin hooks can be used with lighter fabrics, but substantial hooks should be used for heavy materials.

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