Hanging your new pair of McAlister tape top curtains is incredibly simple; firstly open them up and lay them out flat with the pattern face down so that you can see a strip of curtain tape attached across the top of your curtain.
Normally this heading tape will have three rows of string threaded through it. In order to gather your curtains, these strings need to be pulled so that they create a gather.
- Firstly, tie a knot in one end by gathering the three strings together. This ensures that when you pull them to create the gather, the string is not pulled all the way through the curtains.
- Once you have securely tied a knot at one end, you can then pull the strings from the untied end and the curtain will be begin to ruche and create a gather.
- When you are happy with the gather of your curtains, you need to tie them off. It is often best to use a slip knot in case you need to adjust them later.
- Once you have secured the strings, insert your curtain hooks. There are normally three rows of pockets to choose from which allows you to adjust the height of your curtains. If you want them as long as possible, choose the row at the top of the tape. If you prefer them shorter then use either the middle or bottom row. As a rule, the hooks should be placed once every four pockets.