Silent Gliss Swiss Pleat Curtains
Silent Gliss fabrics can be made up into beautiful wave curtains, or if you are looking for a less uniform curtain heading you may wish to consider the Swiss Pleat curtain heading style. This simple curtain heading delivers a relaxed, floaty look. If space is limited (depth wise from the front to the back of the curtains) it may be worth considering as it is a slimmer curtain heading style to wave curtains.
Swiss Pleat curtains are made by sewing a pleat into the top of the curtain. This can either be a single pleat that delivers a 1.5 fullness, or for a fuller curtain a double pleat (x2 fullness). From the front a single and double pleat visually look very similar as the extra pleat is sewn inside the first pleat. More fabric is used to make-up a double pleat to deliver a fuller look. Please note a double pleat will increase the stack back of your curtains when open. If you decide upon a double pleat and would like the curtains to clear the glazing when open, you may need to extend your track length.
The curtains come with the gliders sewn into the top of the curtains so they are ready to hang on the track.
Single Swiss Pleat Curtain Images show the curtain on the track, off the track and drawn closed on a track.
Double Swiss Pleat Curtain Images show the curtain on the track, off the track and drawn closed on a track.
Layering a voile with a thicker curtain fabric is a popular option. This offers various shading / privacy options throughout the day. The Swiss Pleat curtain heading style works well coupled with a wave curtain, or indeed you could layer 2 Swiss Pleat curtains. A transparent / semi-transparent Swiss Pleat curtain is ideal behind a thicker fabric for the main curtains. If ceiling fitting 2 tracks please order 2 tracks and position one in front of the other. For wall fixing you will require the universal smart fix brackets to accommodate 2 tracks. Here is a link to the 6840 double track.
Triple Track Option (ideal for layering 2 Swiss Pleat curtains. Please note this track isn’t compatible with the wave gliders).
The Swiss Pleat curtains will come with Silent Gliss 2C gliders sewn into the curtain heading. It is advisable to order a Silent Gliss track compatible with 2C gliders at the same time as ordering the curtains. Please ensure the track length matches the track / pole width when ordering the curtains.
The below tracks are compatible and will come without any gliders on when ordered with the Swiss Pleat curtains.
Please note: if you are recess fitting the tracks to fit wall to wall, or ceiling recess fitting, we would recommend waiting until you have received your curtains before installing your track. You will need access to the end of the track to feed the gliders and curtains onto the track.
Please refer to our Silent Gliss Fabric Collection blog post for information on Silent Gliss fabrics.
Please note due to the construction of the Swiss Pleat curtains the fabric can’t be lined. If you are hanging your curtains on a Silent Gliss hand drawn curtain track, the Swiss Pleat curtains can be pooled onto the floor. This would only be recommended for lightweight fabrics. Please note it is advised that the curtains sit just above the floor on corded tracks.
Please get in touch if we can offer any help or advice with your project. We can offer design inspiration and fabric recommendations, through to technical assistance. Please email email@example.com or call us on 01590 615775 and we would be delighted to help.