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Measuring Curtains

Curtains give your home that finishing touch of style, extra insulation and a cosy atmosphere, and made-to-measure curtains mean you can enjoy all that in any window, in the colour or print that fits your décor. Of course, it's vital that you order the right size, so why not take a look at our measuring guide to make sure?   
 
 

What You Need

•    Metal tape measure
•    Paper and pencil
 


•    Step One: Calculate the width
 

•    Measure the full length of your track or pole and NOT simply the window itself. Some tracks have a centre overlap. If so, measure it separately and add it to your end-to-end measurement. Poles, however, just need the width measuring, not taking any decorative end pieces into consideration. The measurement you take here is your total pole or track width that your curtains will be covering.
We make allowances for the fullness and gather, calculated from the track or pole size entered.


•    Step Two: Calculate the finished drop

•  For a pencil pleat or pinch pleat heading, measure from the top of the track or the small eye on the ring of the pole to just 1.5cm above the floor, or approximately 15-20cm below the window sill - you can use your best judgement for where you'd like your curtain drop to end. This is your finished hem to hem drop.
Both headings can be adjusted when fitting using the multi pocket tape and hooks for Pencil and the pin on hook for Pinch pleat.

•    For an eyelet heading, measure from the top of the pole to 1.5cm above the floor, or approximately 15cm to 20cm below the window sill depending on where you'd like the curtains to hang to. This is your finished top of pole to hem drop. Approximately 3cm of curtain will be added above the eyelet to stand above the pole. This does not affect the hanging length of your curtains, but creates a finished look - you don't need to account for this additional 3cm in your measurements if ordering from Direct Blinds.