Choose the right curtain heading

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    Pencil pleat
    Create with the heading tap sewn on the top edge of the curtain, with the cords pulled in to make neat gathers. Perfect for a relaxed bedroom scheme, and suitable for tracks or poles and for medium to heavyweight fabrics.

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    An unfussy heading with a soft, wide fold, this looks good in contemporary settings, and is a great way of showing off a boldly patterned fabric. An eyelet heading is suitable for most curtain fabrics, though generally not sheers.

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    Pinch pleat
    Created with heading tape that forms a fan effect. Gives a more tailored look than pencil pleats – good for more formal living or dining rooms.

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    Tab tops
    Loops of fabric are stitched to the top of the curtain and slipped onto a pole. Suitable for sheers and light to medium-weigh curtains, and good for an informal setting, but can catch on the pole when opening and closing.

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