Pleated Styles

Custom draperies from Carole Fabrics add beauty and texture to any room, and offer the ultimate in design flexibility with a huge menu of options to create the perfect effect. From opulent, flowing elegance to more, understated simplicity, custom draperies set the mood for a room and by creating distinctive outlines for windows in the space. Choose from a wide variety of fabric styles, header types, fullness options and linings to create the room of your dreams. Also use draperies to layer with shades, or other treatments to create depth, texture, and beautiful accents with ultimate light control.

Perfect For:
  • Layering with other window covering types
  • Adding texture to a space
  • Providing exceptional light control
  • Covering medium to large windows

Inverted Pleat

Features
  • Handcrafted, three fold pleats with 4" buckram for straight crisp pleats.
  • Pleats tacked ½" from the top.
  • Great for traversing or stationary panels.

Monarch Pleat

Features
  • Handcrafted two fold pleats emphasized by a single bar tack approximately 2" down from top
  • Contemporary take on the Two Finger Pinch Pleat
  • Also known as the “Butterfly” pleat

Natural Pleat

Features
  • Handcrafted, three fold 2” pleats with no buckram
  • Pleats tacked ½" from the top.
  • Great for traversing or stationary panels.

Olivia Pleat

Features
  • Handcrafted two fold pleats tacked ½" from top of buckram
  • Crisp pleat style perfect for a sophisticated room
  • Great for traversing or stationary panels.

Relaxed Pleat

Features
  • Handcrafted, box folded 3” pleats with no buckram
  • Best used for decorative side panels
  • Casual Pleat Style

Single Pleat

Features
  • Handcrafted, single fold pleats with 4” buckram for straight crisp pleats.
  • 1 ½ to 1 fullness
  • Great for traversing or stationary panels, as this style requires very little dressing

Three Finger Pinch Pleat

Features
  • Handcrafted, three fold pleats, tacked ¼” from bottom of heading for straight, full pleats
  • The classic drapery pleat used in sophisticated room settings
  • Also known as “French Pleat” or “Pinch Pleat”

Tuxedo Pleat

Features
  • Handcrafted box fold pleats with 4" buckram for straight, crisp pleats.
  • Pleats tacked along backside. No spacing between pleats
  • Tuxedo Pleat draperies are recommended for stationary applications. They will not traverse as well as other pleated styles.

Two Finger Pinch Pleat

Features
  • Handcrafted, two fold pleats, tacked ¼” from bottom of heading for straight crisp pleats
  • Contemporary take on the classic Three Finger Pleat drapery style
  • Great for traversing or stationary panels, as this style requires very little dressing