Side finishes for the leading edge of travelers are often finished with a width or half width turnback. This helps prevent the audience from seeing the back or lining of the curtain. Turnbacks can also be laced to the lining, instead of sewn, to allow for varying humidity reactions of the face and lining fabrics.Side finishes can also be as basic as a flat 2" hem. Hook and Loop can be used if drapes are attaching to each other or to a frame. For pieces that need tension on the sides, cable guides or cable hems can be used. For fabrics with stretch, grommet patches are often the best option. Photos are taken from the back of the drape to show detail.
Turn Back with Laced Loops