How to measure curtains

Tags: Made to Measure Curtains

Before you measure

 

Before taking measurements for your curtain, it is important to make sure your curtain pole or track is installed in the recommended location.  The curtain pole/track should extend at least 15-25cm to either side of the window, and 15cm above the top of the window.

We recommend you use a metal tape measure, which will not stretch.


 


Curtain width

To measure the width of your curtain, measure from the end of the tracks or the usable section of the pole between the 'finials' or decorative ends (D)

 

Curtain length/height/drop

We recommend three types of curtain lengths:

1.      Sill length  curtains finish 1-2cm above the window sill (E)

2.      Below sill length curtains finish 2cm above a radiator if one is located below the window (F)

3.      Floor length curtains finish 1-2cm above the floor (G)


Specific measurements for your curtain type 


Pleated curtains

These measurements are the same for pencil pleat, double pleat, pinched pleat and goblet pleat.

If you have a curtain pole, measure from the bottom of the curtain rings (C).  If you have a track, measure from the top of the track, or the bottom of the track rings (C).


Tab top curtains


If you have a curtain pole, measure from the top of the pole (A). 

The finished curtain length should be the length you have measured from (A) which included 10 cm tab folds over the curtain pole. This is suitable for poles up to 45mm in diameter. The hanging length may vary slightly on the different diameter poles.


* Please measure from the top of the curtain pole to the very top of the window frame. This is important because you want to ensure your curtains completely cover the top of the window. Therefore, when hung over the curtain pole, the gap must be longer than the finished tabs.

 

Eyelet curtains

Measure from the top of the curtain pole (A) and then add 4 cm to your measurement.

Enter the finished curtain height = from the top of the pole (A) to the bottom of the curtain + 4 cm

The eyelet will fit poles up to 30mm in diameter.



Rod Pocket Sheer Curtains 

Measure from the top of the curtain pole (A)


Fullness/Gather

1.5X Gather

2.5X Gather

3X Gather

We always suggest our customers choose 2.5X gather because it creates a more luxurious and quality look. As a minimalist, you may think the 1.5X gather looks great and save your money. Please check more details via the link below.

A beginner’s guide to buying Rod Pocket Sheer Curtains


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