A pinch pleat offers a classic look. Through folded creases in the stiff buckram the pleats are acheived. Hooks are then inserted and the curtain can be hung on a track or a rod. The three varieties of Pinch Pleat headers are characterised by the number of folds/creases at the top (single, double or triple) as well as the fullness, the stack back and the overall look.
CLASSIC TAB TOP
If you just love the “Shabby Chic” look, then the Classic Tab Top is for you! This popular choice is best for stationary panels, though occasional hand traversing is fine.
This traditional and elegant pleat is named for its shape which resembles a goblet. (Disclaimer: NOT suitable for holding beverages!) The Goblet Pleat is considered more full and round than any other pleat giving robust body to the drapery panel.