Folding curtains is a decision made based on several factors. The type of fabric, the fullness of the drapes and folds style must be considered in planning the fold. Even before deciding, the material should be chosen and how the curtains open and close should be determined. It is useful to acquire the woodwork and have it installed before building the curtains. Be prepared with a little knowledge about styles and functions of folding, the choice makes this process much easier.
Measure the distance from the wall to the front of the curtain rod. This measurement is double and 1 inch (2.5 cm) less is the maximum distance from the center of a crease to the center of the next if the curtains were mobilized under the rod. If the curtains hanging in front of the bar, the midpoint between the folds of falling forward and center to center distance should not be greater than the depth of the fold over two inches (5 cm) doubled twice. A bra with triple fold is typically 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep.
Determines the function of the curtains. If liners must be opaque, for example, be thicker than the unlined curtains. Have less tissue folds each and in place of a triple fold a pleated cartridge or two fingers will be more suitable. To make the curtains appear as complete as possible, the folds should be more together.
Decide the fullness of the curtains. The sheer curtains are usually triple fullness, lined curtains are the most commonly performed with full two and a half. The amount of material that should be in every fold will help determine the style and size of the folds that are used. A surgical drape pure, triple fullness and using a triple fold pincher, will have a fold using 6 inches (15 cm) of fabric every 2 inches (5 cm).
Consider the size of the folds created when using heavy cloth. A triple fold hint is very thick if constructed of velvet, for instance. The heavy fabric, especially if they are lined, are better suited to simple folds of one or two fingers closer together to achieve the desired fullness. A fully double lined velvet cloth could have a fold with two fingers, with 4 inches (10 cm) of fabric every 4 inches (10 cm), or a fold of a single cartridge with 2 inches (5 cm) of fabric each 2 inches (5 cm). The cartridge pleated curtain appear fuller because there are more pleats in the widthwise.