Gathered Heading Curtains

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Gathered Heading Curtains

Gathered heading curtains can also be referred to as cottage pleat curtains.  They are similar in makeup to a pencil pleat but used a much narrower heading tape to create a rough gathered effect rather than neat pencil pleats. This is one of the most simple headings, however due to the narrow heading tape used, is best suited to smaller windows or shorter curtain drops.  This is why this curtain heading is sometimes referred to as cottage pleat.  The heading tape needs to be gathered to your required width by pulling the draw strings in the curtain tape.

Why Choose Gathered Heading Curtains?

  • Can be used on tracks or poles
  • Versatile – Can be used under pelmets and valances or on their own
  • Suitable for most styles of fabric
  • Best suited to smaller windows or shorter curtain drops
  • Very well suited to cottages
  • Can be made into a long continuous curtain when using ‘Wide Width’ fabrics so there are no joins in your curtains.
  • Hanging height is fixed as the narrow tapes will only have a single row of pockets to hang your curtain.  Measure carefully if the height of your curtain pole or track can not be adjusted

Now you have selected your heading style, we will show you all the fabric options based on this heading type.  If you have found a fabric we don’t have listed, this isn’t a problem, please give us a call to discuss and receive your quote.

The next stage will be to specify your requirements for linings and interlinings and then add the finishing touches, such as trimmings or co-ordinated fabric holdbacks.

Click here to view The Home Of Interiors measuring guide for Gathered Headed Curtains.

As well as being able to supply all the Silent Gliss wave curtain fabrics, we can now offer wave curtains made from all the main fabric brands, including the best selling wave fabrics from Harlequin, Romo, Clarke & Clarke, Sanderson and many many more.  If you have found a fabric from any of the main brands, give us a call and we can talk you though the options and quote on both the track and the curtains.

Technical Fabrics:

There are other Silent Gliss fabrics that have a wide range of technical features including fabrics to help reduce noise and even help clean the air, as well as their market leading textiles offering superior light management. Take a look at our blog post for a full review of these features. We can supply any of their fabrics for your curtains so if you are looking for a more technical curtain with a particular functionality please get in touch to discuss your requirements. All of the Silent Gliss fabrics are all flame retardant and have been extensively tested on the curtain tracks to ensure consistent hanging behaviour.

Please view the full Silent Gliss Curtain Fabric range here.

Wave Curtain Fabric Samples:

Please request any fabric samples by completing our contact form:

    Please advise your telephone number (this is optional and for our records only. We will not pass this onto any 3rd parties. Sometimes it is easier to call our customers to have a chat about their projects rather than email so it’s helpful to have a contact telephone number).

    In addition to our standard linings, we are delighted to be offering a beautiful range of designer linings combining aesthetic appeal with functionality.  These linings are perfect for creating a window dressing that looks stunning from inside and outside your home.

    Designer Linings (non blackout) – choose from a stunning Pembroke Stripe or Plain Seabrook which features a fine herringbone design to mimic a weave effect.  These linings are poly cotton sateen linings which drape beautifully to add a sophisticated finish to your curtains.

    Pembroke Stripe available in: (from left to right)

    Navy, Silver, Beige, Sage, Taupe, Charcoal

    Seabrook available in: (from left to right)

    Navy, Silver, Beige, Sage, Taupe, Charcoal, Ivory

    Designer Blackout Linings – choose from a stunning Newbury Stripe or Seabrook featuring a subtle herringbone stripe to mimic a weave effect.  The blackout linings are 3 pass polyester linings to add a sophisticated finish to your curtains.

    Newbury Stripe available in: (from left to right)

    Navy, Silver, Beige, Sage, Taupe, Charcoal

    Seabrook blackout available in Ivory

    Please read our blog post for further information.


    Please refer to our delivery information page for information on our delivery charges.

    Delivery Leadtimes:

    Once an order has been placed and processed our customer service team will be in touch via email to advise a dispatch date and send a tracking link if available.  The lead-time information on all products is advised in the product description or product specification tabs on the product pages.  If you’d like us to check stock or advise delivery timings for a specific product please give us a call on 01590 615775 and a member of the team will be delighted to help.

    Whilst we will endeavour to fulfil our delivery promises once the goods leave our warehouse we do rely on 3rd parties to fulfil their obligations.  We therefore recommend that a fitter or decorator isn’t booked until the goods are safely in your hands and have been checked for damage and any missing items.  We cannot be held responsible for any fitter or decorator cancellations.

    Please refer to our Returns page for information on returning a product.

    Prior to ordering!

    We hope that you are delighted with your purchase.  To reduce the likelihood of having to return a product, we do recommend paint sample pots, wallpaper and fabric swatches are ordered prior to ordering the full sized items.  We can also send out ring samples, colour toggles or off cuts of curtain poles / tracks to ensure the colour is right before you commit to order.  Please get in touch if we can offer any assistance.  Please email or call us on 01590 615775 and a member of the team will be delighted to help.