You're nearly there! Just the pinch pleat headings to be made up!
Your drape panels have been made up, and the basic pleats are in place. Now it's time to finish them off.
Take a pleat and divide it into three folds by holding the main fold and pushing the front in to form three equal sections. Flatten the folds at the base of the pleat, then hand sew through the three folds just underneath where the buckram ends.
You can use what's called a 'spot tack' at the base of the pleat. Another method is to sew a short line of stitches through the pleats. This is usually only possible with industrial machines which are powerful enough to cope with the thickness of fabrics and buckram.
My preferred method is to hand stitch, because you can secure the bottom of the pleats and the stitches can be almost invisible.
This is where techniques differ. There's no right or wrong way, it's all a question of which effect you prefer. Here are two ways of completing the heading, illustrated on the right.
Styling tapes are often labeled as 'Triple' pleating, and they are also in this group.
Instead of sewing the first single pleat in place and then folding the fabric into three, you can divide up the fabric into the folds first. This creates a thicker pleat, and is sometimes useful if you find your pleats are looking a bit thin.
You can see the difference in the illustration which shows the back of the drape.
This method will also add a few inches to the heading width, so it's also useful if your heading isn't coming out quite as wide as you'd hoped.
The final part of competing your pinch pleat drapes is to attach the hooks. There are a number of ways to do this, using either pin hooks which you insert, or sew on hooks. Whichever you use, attach them to the back of each pleat.