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Measuring Guides

Measuring Guide

This information is meant as an estimation guide only to help you calculate the amount of metres required for your particular project. We recommend that a professional curtain maker be consulted before placing your final order for fabric and that the guide should not be relied upon for final decisions or measurements.

Measuring Curtain Length

The length is a matter of personal preference but there are three basic lengths to choose from. Sill Length (d), Below Sill (c), and Floor Length (b). Curtains should ideally finish 1.3cm (1/2") above the sill, 15.2cm (6") below the sill or 2.5cm (1") from the floor. Measure from the top of the curtain pole or track to the appropriate point. Decide where you would like the top of the curtains to start ( ie above or below the pole or track ) Add or subtract this measurement from the top of the pole. Add desired hem allowance for the top and bottom of the curtain to give Total curtain length

Measuring Curtain Width

The track or pole should extend beyond your window each side to enable the curtains to be pulled back during the day, Therefore it is important to measure the width of the pole or track and not the window. Measure the width of the pole or track from end to end ( not including any finals on the ends of the poles and including any overlap in the middle of tracks )

Curtain fullness ratio

Decide on your desired curtain fullness ratio. This is how much fullness you would like in the curtains when they are closed. This usually varies between 1.5, 2 or 2.5 x the pole width.( 2 x usually means that one curtain will pull flat right along the whole track but gather nicely when only drawn to the middle ) once decided x this figure by the pole width to give the Total curtain width

Calculating total amounts

Divide the Total curtain width by the Fabric width and round up to the nearest whole number. x this whole number by the Total curtain length in cm (divide by 100cm to give the measurement in metres) Round this figure up to the nearest metre or half metre to allow a little bit extra for cutting straight.