Rod Pocket and Back Tab Drapery Panels
If you wonder if it’s a big deal hanging drapery, think again! Improved methods of suspension and endless drapery hanging components make drapery hanging so easy that it can be done before you could say'Jack'. Rod pocket drapery panels make for excellent ease of suspension while giving you the option of adding a header to the drapes - a shirred drapery top - that lends the elegance of a feminine touch to your windows. The rod pocket is a tube-like opening stitched onto the header of a drape (either with the same drapery fabric or with an additional tape/band of fabric), so that it can be slipped onto a drapery rod, forming shirred gathers that allow for a pleasantly full look to drapes. You cold use matched or contrasting tiebacks to make swags when you want you let the light in, or you could simply draw the panels to either side of your window.
Rod pocket drapery panels are an excellent option for those who have ordinary drapery rods and don't appreciate the hassle or expense of changing them. Just slide the drapes onto the rod and cover it completely. Opt for a header above the rod pocket to allow for shirrs as an added stylistic feature. You could further enhance the looks of the window by adding well-crafted finials to cap the ends of the rod.
These Crown rod pocket panels are tailored with 4” bottom hems and 1.5” side hems. The panels are sized to allow for a 2.5:1 fullness of the drapes when hung, allowing optimum folds and fall.
For a basic 1” rod, use panels with 1½” rod pockets and opt for a header of 1½”, for a pretty shirred look. For rod diameters of up to 2½”, opt for panels that have 3” rod pockets, and a 3” header.
Rod Pocket Drapery Panels are available in widths of 50”, 75”, 100”, 125”, 150”, 175” and 200”. Please refer to our chart for sizing recommendations and for the number of panels to be used for standard window sizes.
These panels come unlined but you could upgrade to various linings like the standard polyester and cotton blended light filtering lining in white or off-white that protects the drape while preventing fading of interior elements; a 100% cotton thermal sateen lining that has a smooth sheen, woven with an insulating rayon flock that provides protection from the harmful effects of the sun; a 100% polyester privacy lining with a woven in blackout lining that insulates and blocks 95% of the light from a room; and a 100% premium privacy lining that insulates and blocks out 100% of the sunlight to darken a room effectively when the drapes are drawn closed.
Team these rod pocket drapes with Roman shades for added insulation or sheer drapery to off-set its looks by letting in soft diffused sunlight. Create an illusion of space by hanging the drapes from high above a window and letting them drop to a break to just above the floor, or allow them to pool onto the floor for a more opulent look.