Forming the pleats
This was a really quick step. I inverted each cylindrical shape so that I made two pleats of equal depth. I then secured them at the top from the wrong side before holding the pleat with bulldog clips and finishing them off by securing the pleat at the bottom on the right side.
|Finding the centre and securing the top of the pleats from the wrong side|
|Sexuring the top of the pleats|
|Completed top pleats|
|Securing the bottom of the pleats|
Training the curtains
I wanted to teach the pleats and curtains to sit nicely so I bought lots of bulldog clips and used three on each pleat. I then hung the curtains using hooks which I placed so that they covered the small hole at the bottom of each curtain loop.
|Curtains in training!|
When I came back I removed the calico strips and bulldog clips and the curtains retained their shape very nicely. I finished them off with some Laura Ashley tie backs and the look is complete!