Standard Stage Drapery Finishes

Top Finishes
The Standard top finish of flat drapery has webbing double stitched with grommets 12" on center. Black grommets are used on black fabric, and brass grommets are used on fabric of color. Our standard top finishes available are:
webbing, grommets, ties webbing, grommets, s-hooks hidden webbing, grommets, ties
WEBBING, GROMMETS & TIES
Standard top finish; 3.5" Jute webbing with #4 Grommets 12" O.C.; supplied with 36" tie line. Allows drape to be hung from a dead hung pipe or fly system batten.
WEBBING, GROMMETS
& S-HOOKS

Standard top finish 3.5" Jute webbing, with #4 Grommets 12" O.C.; supplied with 2" zinc plated s-hook. Allows drape to be hung from track or rod.
HIDDEN WEBBING, GROMMETS & TIES
Standard top finish often referred to as "Blind Grommets." Allows the masking of the batten from which the drape is hanging. Ties 12" O.C.
sewn ties blind sewn snaps sewn snaps
SEWN TWILL TIES
Standard top finish often referred to as "Blind Ties," which enables the masking of the batten from which the drape is hanging. Ties 12" O.C.
HIDDEN SNAP HOOKS
Used for masking, and for easier attachment to traveler tracks; designed to easily clip on and off standard track carriers. Snaps 12" O.C.
SEWN SNAP HOOKS
Used for easier attachment to traveler tracks and cable; designed to easily clip on and off standard track carriers. Snaps 12" O.C.

Fullness
Curtains can be sewn flat (0% fullness) with panels of fabric sewn edge to edge, or sewn gathered (with fullness). Pleating gives the curtain depth and allows the curtain to absorb more light. Pleating options are:
flat 50% fullness 50% fullness
FLAT
Drape is sewn flat with no additional fullness added.
50% FULLNESS
6" box pleats 12" O.C. with 50% extra fabric added to desired width dimension.
50% FULLNESS
3" box pleats 12" O.C. with 50% extra fabric added to desired width dimension.
75% fullness 100% fullness  
75% FULLNESS
4" box pleats 12" O.C. with 75% extra fabric added to desired width dimension.
100% FULLNESS
6" box pleats 12" O.C. with 100% extra fabric added to desired width dimension.
 

Bottom Finishes
The standard bottom hem is 3" or 6" with either weight tape or a chain pocket inside. If a pipe pocket is desired, one of three methods is used: 1) standard 6" pocket, 2) 6" pocket with an inner canvas pocket or, 3) 6" pocket with a 6" flap in front of the pocket.
flat hem pipe pocket with hem or flap lined pipe pocket hem
STANDARD FLAT HEM
Standard flat bottom hem, usually 3" or 6"; usually supplied with weight tape or a chain pocket.
PIPE POCKET WITH HEM OR FLAP
Separate pipe pocket behind hem; face fabric on front acts as a light seal.
LINED PIPE POCKET/HEM
Face fabric is folded over to make pocket, and the pocket is lined with canvas to insure durability and strength.

Side Hems Lining
Off stage side hems are traditionally 2" with a small tuck. On stage side hems are referred to as turn backs. These turn backs vary in size from 12" to 1/2 width, to 1 full width of fabric. Most curtains can be lined if desired; however typically you will find that main curtains and valances are lined to give the drapery a finished look. Lining also protects the curtain from damage caused by moving scenery and other objects which may snag the fabric. Linings can be either permanently sewn onto the main curtain, or be removable with hook and loop. Typically cotton fabrics are lined with denim lining or ranger lining, while IFR fabrics are lined with a polyester.
side hem lining fabric
SIDE HEMS
2" standard finish on most drapes for the off stage side and the standard finish for most cyc's and scrims.
LINING FABRIC
Added to drapes to give protection and a finished look to the back of the drapes and usually attached with twill tape.