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How to Measure for Your Curtains

Measuring for your curtains is a piece of cake! No deductions, no calculations we'll do all of that for you to make sure everything hangs perfectly. Follow our simple (and we mean simple) guide below for your type of track or pole and let us do the rest.

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Measuring the correct curtain width

Measure the curtain track or pole width, not the window. If fitting a new track or pole, this should extend 150mm to 200mm either side of the window and at least 150mm above. Pinch pleat curtains have permanent sewn-in pleats; this means that you will be unable to adjust the width of the curtain once it's made. It's important therefore that you are accurate when measuring the width of the track or pole.

Curtain poles

For a curtain pole simply measure the width of the pole between any finials or end caps, that is your correct curtain width.

measure for curtain poles

Curtain tracks

For a standard curtain track simply measure the full width of the track, that is your correct curtain width.

measure for curtain tracks

Curtain tracks with overlap

If your track has an overlap in the centre measure the full width of the track (a) and the width of the overlap (b). Add the two together and that is your correct curtain width.

measure for tracks with overlaps

Measuring the correct curtain drop

Curtains can be hung either to the floor, to a sill or to below the sill. We suggest that curtains finish either;

  • 15mm above the floor
  • 150-200mm below the sill
  • 15 mm above the sill

Pencil & Pinch pleat pole heading

When using a curtain pole, measure from the underside of the decorative ring to where you want the curtain to finish at the bottom.

measuring for curtain drop with finials

Pencil & Pinch pleat track heading

When using a curtain track, measure from the top of the track to where the curtain is to finish at the bottom.

measuring for curtain drop with tracks

Eyelet heading

Our eyelet heading curtains will fit poles up to 30mm in diameter. Simply measure from the top of the pole to where you want the curtain to finish at the bottom. We will make the curtain with 30mm of fabric above the top underside of the eyelet where it sits on the pole. We add this automatically so simply measure from the top of your curtain pole.

measuring for curtain drop with tracks that overlap
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