We can manufacture curtains for any application including:
- Stage Shows ,
- Indoor and Outdoor Events,
- School halls,
- Cabaret Stages,
- Wedding Receptions
- Corporate Events,
- Product launches,
- Festivals large & small,
- Dance Events,
- Sporting events,
- Rock and Pop Bands,
- Fashion shows,
- Garden Events
Our trained and experienced sewing team understand the needs of our customers.
Bespoke curtains are our speciality as we can produce just about anything you have in mind. Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your requirements.
We stock a large range of ready-made drapes which are available for rental or purchase.
There are a number of ways in which to “finish” a curtain. The following provides some guidance on standard finishes.
Our standard top finish (see image A) includes polypropylene (poly) webbing, grommets on 12″ centers and ties.
If you’d like to mask the pipe with the top of the drape then see images B or C. Image B shows hidden ties, poly webbing with twill tape sewn on back.
Image C shows hidden double grommets on poly webbing with ties.
For drapes where traveler track is being used, the finish shown in Image D is most common. It shows poly webbing, grommets and 2″ s-hooks. Other options (not shown) are the hidden sewn snap hook or the elephant ear snap.
|A – Webbing, grommets & ties; 12″ on center||B – Sewn twill ties; 6″ on center|
|C – Hidden webbing, grommets & ties; 6″ on center||D – Webbing, grommets & S-hooks; 12″ on center|
Bottom and Side Finishes
Bottom finishes can vary by fabric type and use.
Image A is most common for Muslin and Scrim. It has a pipe pocket with a skirt in front. This option is used for masking an uneven floor and preventing light leaks.
Image B shows a pipe hem, which is used to show a clean visual line in a border. Alternatively, a hem with a chain sewn-in (not pictured), will provide a drape with some weight without pulling the drape flat.
If no weight is needed, then a 4″ flat hem will be the cleanest option as shown in image C.
The last image shows a lined flat hem where the lining is laced at the sides to allow adjustment as the two fabrics “breathe.”
|A – Pipe pocket with skirt||B – Pipe hem|
|C – 4″ Flat hem||D – The lining is laced at the sides to allow adjustment as both fabrics “breathe.”|
When curtains are sewn gathered, or tied to have pleating, they are described as curtains with fullness. Standard theatrical drapes are constructed using box pleats (see image A below).
Pleating breaks up the plane of a flat curtain, allowing it to provide more depth of visual field and block more light.
Using one and a half as many widths of the fabric used in a flat curtain yields a curtain with 50% fullness. One 54″ wide piece of fabric will be pleated down to 36″.
Using two times the number of fabric widths in a flat curtain, the pleated curtain will have 100% fullness (e.g., one 54″ wide piece of fabric will be pleated down to 27″ to obtain 100% fullness).
Pinch pleats (image C below) are most commonly used on light and medium weight fabrics with at least 100% fullness.
Knife Pleats (image D below) are most commonly used on light weight fabrics with 100% fullness or more. This treatment provides a consistent fullness across the width of a drape. Pinch pleats are most commonly used on light and medium weight fabrics with at least 100% fullness. Flat curtains (image B below) are generally used in drops, cycloramas and masking.
If you’re still a bit uncertain about the right amount of fullness for your needs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Types of Pleats
|A – Box pleat with 100% fullness||B – Flat drape (zero fullness) with no pleats|
|C – Pinch pleat with 100% fullness||D – Knife pleat with 100% fullness|
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