Yesterday, I was looking through pictures from earlier this year. I realized I should show you how to train new curtain panels to drape into soft folds.
Fabrics are easy to train to drape properly, just as I did with the cartridge pleat panels I made for the Bedroom Redo in Nature, Navy, and White.
Use the selvage that you cut from the edges of decorator fabric yardage while making panels. You can do so much with these strong strips of cloth! But, that’s a whole separate blog post, y’all. 😉
If you don’t sew, and you’re hanging purchased curtain panels, you could always use soft string.
Tie the panels sort of loosely with the selvage strips, not tight enough to crease your fabric but tight enough so the selvage strips don’t slide off the panel.
Gather the pleats between your fingers and space them evenly.
Position them this way all the way down the length and under the tied strips. Leave the strips at least over night…longer if you’re not having guests. 😉
You can speed up the process by steaming your panels while tied.
Untie the strips.
And your panels are all set!
If you want to start training before hanging your panels, I discuss that process towards the end of this post.
Speaking of mounting rods (oh, were we not?), here’s how to do it alone – without bothering your HH for his help. 😉
Is hanging the hardware the hardest part for you? What’s your biggest challenge with hanging curtains?