Made to Measure Curtains - Measuring Guide
Simple Steps to Help you Achieve a Perfect Fit
We suggest you grab a pen, note pad and metal measuring tape.
To ensure a more accurate measurement, we recommend the track or pole is fit prior to measuring.
As a guide when fitting your track or pole, allow for a 15-20cm gap above the window and extend 15-20cm either side.
When measuring the length of a pole or track do not include the finials.
We advise that you log the width first and then the drop.
To Achieve Your Desired Curtain Length
There is no set rule on the desired drop of the curtain, this is all down to taste. However, as a guide there are generally 4 styles of drops that seem to be the most popular.
1cm above the sill.
15cm below the sill.
1cm above the floor
Pencil Pleat and Pinch Pleat
Ensure you measure the full width of the track, end to end. We recommend that you add 3cm to the measurement to allow for an overlap when the curtains are closed.
To achieve your desired drop, measure from the top of the track, this will ensure the track is covered when curtains are hung.
Ensure you measure the full width of the pole, excluding finials.
To achieve your desired drop, measure from the top of the eye of ring to achieve your desired drop.
A Guide to Picking the Right Heading
The classic eyelet header curtain is easy to install and gives soft folds for a no fuss style. Measure from the top of your pole. We add 4cm to your final drop measurement you provide, so please ensure you have left a clearance of at least 4cm above the pole.
Measure your entire pole width, we will then work out the how much width to provide your curtains to ensure they offer enough fullness when drawn closed.
We offer 6 eyelet colours, allowing you the perfect opportunity to match your curtains to your curtain pole and interior colour scheme.
We will e-mail you after you have placed an order to confirm your eyelet colour.
We offer two heading depths within this style, 3inch and 6inch options. Typically, the 3inch header length is ideally suited to a shorter length curtain and the 6inch header is suited to the longer length curtain.
Please note we do not add any measurement on to the measurement drop you provide, the measurement you provide for your drop will be you finished curtain length.
Typically, a Pinch pleat Curtain is a more traditional style instantly creating a more fuller looking curtain.
We offer two heading depths within this style, 3inch and 6inch options. Typically, the 3inch header length is ideally suited to the shorter length curtains and the 6inch header height is suited to the longer length curtain.
Please note we do not add any measurement on to the measurement drop you provide, the measurement you provide for your drop will be you finished.
Returns and Refunds
Please note that as our made to measure curtains are bespoke to your individual requirements they cannot be returned, refunded, or exchanged if the measurements are incorrect, or you decide against the fabric.
To minimise any associated risk, we strongly recommend that you read this measuring guide twice and take two sets of measurements to make sure the first are accurate and you’re happy to proceed.
Furthermore, we offer a free fabric sample service allowing you to order up to five samples to make sure you are happy with the material, design and colour.
We aim to despatch Made to Measure orders within 15 working days of the order date.