Important – Always use a metal tape to take your measurements rather than a fabric or plastic tape, which may stretch and result in inaccurate measurements.
MEASURING THE WIDTH FOR YOUR CURTAINS
To be sure of the best possible fit, take time to measure carefully. It is important that you measure the width of the curtain rail or pole, not the window itself. The curtain rail or pole should be positioned 15 cm above the window and extend 15 cm – 20 cm either side so that the curtains can be stacked back off the window, to encourage more light from the window. Measure the total width of the rail or pole (excluding finials). Don’t forget to account for overlap – this is an additional measurement, normally 2.5 cm, which allows the hanging curtains to overlap in the middle when they are closed. If you have a rail with a center overlap, measure the total width of the rail excluding finials, then measure the overlap and add the two measurements together.
MEASURING THE DROP FOR YOUR CURTAINS
Pencil, Goblet and Double Pleat Headings
For curtain rails measure from the top of the rail to where you want the curtain to finish.
For curtain poles measure from the top of the eye (the small metal ring underneath the curtain rings) to where you want the curtain to finish. This will prevent your curtain pole or rings from being obscured by the curtains.
Please note: our pinch and Goblet pleat curtains are made with buckram Heading and are designed to hang on a Pole, although some customers do hang them on a rail.
This heading is only suitable for curtain poles up to35mm in diameter. Measure from the top edge of your pole, to where you want the curtains to finish. And add on 2.5cm to allow for the heading above the pole.
CURTAIN HEADINGS INFORMATION
Pencil pleat curtains have a 7.5cm woven tape attached to the top of the curtain. The heading tape has 4 pull cords that run the length of the tape and are pulled to give a pencil pleat effect at the top of the curtains. The cords should be tied at both ends before gathering. For a softer finish the cords should be pulled less, and for a tighter finish the cords should be pulled more to create a more tightly gathered effect. Once the cord has been gathered to achieve the desired look the cords should be secured in a knot again at both ends. The cords can then be neatly hidden behind the heading tape. Please note that the cords should not be cut and should remain fully in tact to allow for future alterations, should you so wish.
Double pleat curtains have a tape and stiffener sewn into the header, which is pleated and secured to create a double pleat effect. Pleats are spaced at intervals and consistent along the curtains. Please note that the intervals of the pleats are standard and therefore cannot guarantee where the pleat will be in relation to a fabric pattern motif, stripe or seam.
Goblet pleat curtains have a tape and stiffener sewn into the header, which is pleated and secured to create a curved pleat effect. Pleats are spaced at intervals and consistent along the curtains. Please note that the intervals of the pleats are standard and therefore cannot guarantee where the pleat will be in relation to a fabric pattern motif, stripe or seam.
Eyelet curtains give a contemporary finish to curtains and are suitable to be used with poles. Please note that we use eyelets with an internal diameter of 4cm, suitable for use with standard curtain poles, that have a diameter of 2.8cm, although a 3.5cm diameter would also work. Our eyelets are available in a choice of colourways, including: chrome, satin nickel, gunmetal and antique brass. The eyelet curtains are threaded on to the curtain pole in a concertina effect. The even spacing of the eyelets ensures that the curtains hang from the pole with a similar number of folds to the front and back of the pole.
EYELET COLOURS AVAILABLE
Antique Brass Eyelet
Antique Nickel Eyelet