M A D E T O M E A S U R E C U R T A I N S
All of the curtains I make are hand stitched for a professional and lasting finish. I offer a range of headings to suit all styles with blackout and thermal lining options dependent on your requirements.
To get started, please feel free to give me a call to discuss your ideas or arrange a suitable time for me to measure up your windows for a quote.
If you would like to send your own measurements but need assistance measuring your windows please take a look at my simple guide here.
H E A D I N G S T Y L E S
A single pleated heading creates a clean and simple style that allows the curtains to stack back neatly and often works well in a modern setting. This heading requires less fabric than other pleats making it an economical option.
A double pinched pleat creates a tailored finish and adds volume to the drape of the curtains. A fantastic all rounder working well in both modern and traditional settings.
A triple pinched pleat creates a luxurious and voluminous curtain by gathering more fabric than other pleats and is often found in more traditional settings.
PENCIL PLEAT (3inch)
A relaxed gathered heading style which is used when hanging on curtain tracks rather than poles. This heading works well in a less formal setting, on smaller windows and is a favourite for children's rooms.
PENCIL PLEAT (6inch)
This gathered heading is used when hanging on curtain tracks rather than poles. The extra length of the pleats creates a more tailored look and is great for a more formal look or for full length curtains.
A simple heading that slides along the curtain pole. Ideal for sheer curtains, in bathrooms and kitchens.
C U R T A I N L I N I N G S
100% Cotton Solprufe Luxury Satin Crease Resist
A high quality cotton back lining for curtains that do not require blackout qualities. Available in a large range of bright colours as well as standard pale ivory.
100% Polyester / Acrylic back coating Outblack Silk
A blackout lining prevents light coming through the top fabric and is sewn into the curtain between the top fabric and back lining.
Also available as a duo lining with a bonded thermal layer.
100% Cotton Domette
A thermal layer between the top fabric and lining fabric which insulates, adds volume and improves draping qualities.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WINDOWS FOR CURTAINS:
Follow the following simple steps to measure your windows correctly
The 'Drop' - This is the final length of the curtains once made up from the top of the heading to the bottom of the hem.
For pencil or pinch pleat curtains on a pole, measure from the eye of the ring to your preferred finished length. On a track you should measure from the eye of the glider to your preferred finished length.
- To finish on the window sill, measure the hem just touching the window sill. (If your sill is uneven, finish your curtains 1.5 cm above the sill to ensure the eye is not drawn to the uneven surface.)
- To finish below the sill I recommend 15cm-20 cm longer than the cill or 2cm - 5cm above the radiator.
Full Length Curtains
- To finish at floor length curtains should finish 1.0 cm above the floor.
It is worth bearing in mind that in doorways or rooms with high usage you may want them to sit slightly higher to prevent damage or dirt.
- Skimming the floor- the edge of the curtain carries a few centimetres over the floor. Windows with uneven floors can benefit from curtains that are slightly overlong (see pooling)
• Puddling or pooling curtains are those with extra length that gather on the floor. This can create a luxurious look and can be 5.0 cm or more longer.
The 'Track' - This is the final width of the pole or track that the curtains will he hung on.
For curtains hung on a pole with curtain rings, measure the distance between the finals (the farthest point that the rings move to on each side)
For curtains hung on a track with gliders, measure the total distance from each end of the track.
The 'Return' - This is the distance a curtain pole sits protruding form the wall (not applicable to a curtain track)
Take the measurement from the wall to the centre of the curtain pole or eye of the ring into which the curtain hooks go.
I will make the curtain with a return of fabric each side from the final pleat that returns to the wall.