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HOW TO MEASURE

Measuring the correct curtain width

Measure the curtain track or pole width, not the window width. It's important that this is the measurement provided, as we'll use your track or pole width to calculate the required amount of fabric for your curtains. For the most part, you will be unable to adjust the width of the curtains once they are made, so it's important that the width measurement is as accurate as possible. If fitting a new track or pole, this should extend 15cm to 20cm either side of the window and at least 15cm above.

Curtain poles

For a curtain pole simply measure the width of the pole between any finials or end caps, that is the width you should enter.
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Curtain tracks

For a standard curtain track simply measure the full width of the track, that is the width you should enter.

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 the width you should enter.

Measuring the correct curtain drop

Curtains can be hung either to the floor, to the sill or to below the sill. We suggest that curtains finish either;
• 1.5cm above the floor
• 15-20cm below the sill (or 2 - 3cm above the radiator)
• 1.5 cm above the sill
Top-Tip:
It's important to allow a small amount of space at the bottom of the curtains; If they drag at the bottom then they could mark or fray.

French pleat at 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.

Alternatively, if you'd like the pole and decorative rings to be covered by the curtains, simply start your measurement from the top of the decorative rings instead.

French 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.

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 3cm 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.

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