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I wanted a custom and high end looking curtains, but didn’t want to spend a fortune on custom drapery. So with these beautiful IKEA RITVA woven cotton curtains, I have the same custom high-end look of pinch pleat curtains … without the price!

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How to Pinch Pleat Curtains using affordable IKEA curtains

before

How to Pinch Pleat Curtains using affordable IKEA curtains

after! Pinch pleat curtains

Instructions for pinch pleat curtains

Sew two panels together to create a wider panel.

Where the slits are for the rod pocket, that’s where you are going to sew each pleat (it’s 7 inches wide).

Take the rod pocket slots and create three pleats, take your threaded needle and create a stitch sewing 7-10 times.

Secure and then you’re going to stitch again two inches above the other.


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There are five pleats per panel and since we sewed two panels together, we will make a total of ten pleats.

Once you’re done with the pleats, add the drapery hooks to the back of the panel, hang the panels and then measure the length of your curtain.

Next, remove the panels and iron on the tape to hem it to the right length.

And you’re done! 🙂

How to Pinch Pleat Curtains using affordable IKEA curtains


Related: How to add a trim to your RITVA curtains


The full tutorial for the IKEA pinch pleat curtain post is here or you can watch the video tutorial on Youtube.

~ by Rita Crane