Gathered / cottage heading - A traditional heading, gathered pleats look cosy and unpretentious. They also require the least amount of fabric of all the heading types making them very economical. Gathered pleats are suitable for both tracks and poles.
Single / pinch pleats - the pleats are achieved by making creases in the buckram (a stiff material used to make the heading). This heading achieves a flat-styled curtain, a relaxed look which takes up little room when drawn back, which allows maximum light in through your window while the curtains are open. The curtains hooks are placed directly into the back of the heading. Single pleats can be used on both tracks and poles.
Think of the double as the relaxed cousin of the triple pleat. It requires less fabric than a triple pleat, which means it is less expensive. This may well explain why it’s one of The Natural Curtain Company’s best sellers. This heading is suitable for both poles and tracks.