Cindy Taylor

Cindy is the owner of Dolman & Taylor specialist curtain and blind makers. She has over 15 years of experience, curtain making, blind making, working with fabrics and making soft furnishings. In the videos she clearly explains and demonstrates the methods and techniques used in her workroom .
How to make a cartridge pleat curtain tutorial by Sew Helpful

Lined Hand Cartridge Pleated Curtains

Learn how to make your curtains the way they are made in a professional workroom.

This tutorial includes

  • Full Written Instructions
  • 17 Videos
  • Diagrams
  • Tips
  • Definitions
  • Example Calculations
  • Tools Required
  • Materials Required
  • Extra Help

We also cover how to deal with a patterned fabric as well as plain fabric when making the curtain. These instructions have been developed by Cindy Taylor an experienced curtain maker. There are tips included and with the benefit of her experience you will avoid common mistakes that can be made and get a professional finish.

Tutorial Steps

Our tutorial is made up of the following steps.

Each step is described in detail with demonstration videos also available.


        VIDEO INSTRUCTOR - Cindy Taylor

Owner of Dolman & Taylor specialist curtain and blind makers.

Making a Cartridge pleat lined curtain
Making Cartridge pleat lined curtains
Making a lined curtain

Questions & Comments


Would a cartridge pleat heading work for unlined sheer linen curtains


Yes,  use translucent buckram, 

Also consider a wave heading/track.


Would this type of curtain work on a normal curtain track in a bay window? Many thanks.




Hi, please advise if cartridge pleats would work with a square bay.



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