How 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 (6"-10") to either side of the window, and 15cm (6") 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 (C) (D)

 

Curtain length/height/drop

We recommend three types of curtain lengths:

1.      Sill length  curtains finish 1-2cm (½") above the window sill (E)

2.      Below sill length curtains finish 2cm (1") above a radiator if one is located below the window (F)

3.      Floor length curtains finish 1-2cm (½") 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 (to make the curtain sit in front of the track/hide the track), or the bottom of the track rings (B).


Our pencil pleat curtains are 2.0X gather. Do you need a different gather for a pencil pleat curtain? You can adjust your desired gather by yourself.

1.5X, 3X, 4X or other gather pencil pleat curtains

Order 1.5X Gather Pencil Pleat

Enter Width =  Your actual track width x 0.75

Order 3x Gather Pencil Pleat

Enter Width =  Your extract track width x 1.5

Order 4x Gather Pencil Pleat

Enter Width =  Your extract track width x 2

e.g. If the actual track width is 127cm (50"), you can enter 254cm (100") track width to create a 4x ungathered curtain width.

Enter width 127 x 2 = 254cm or 50 x 4 = 100", 

4X Gather 254x 2 ÷127 = 4 or 100" x 2 ÷ 50 = 4


  Tab Top Curtains  


If you use 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 50mm (2") in diameter. The hanging length may vary slightly on the different pole thickness. Please leave a message when checking out if you require a different tab top size for your curtains. We'll follow your special instructions.

* 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 hang over the curtain pole, the gap must be longer than the finished tabs.

 

  Eyelet Curtains  

Eyelet Curtain Rings: The inner diameter of the eyelet ring is 4cm (1½"). The eyelet will fit poles up to 3cm (1")  in diameter.  There are 6-7 eyelet rings per meter width of heading.

Eyelet Curtain Height: Measure from the top of the curtain pole (A) and then add 4 cm (1½") to your measurement.

Enter finished eyelet curtain height 
Measure from the top of the pole (A) to the bottom of the curtain + 4 cm (1½")

e.g. Finished curtain height 260cm (102¼”)
After you hang your curtains
4cm (1½") from the top of the pole (A) to the top the curtain
256cm (100¾") from the top of the pole (A) to the bottom of the curtain

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 S Fold / Wave Fold Curtains  

The online ordering will be avaible soon. The cost of wave curtains is similar to pencil pleat curtains. Please provide the following information to order by email. info@voilavoile.com

a. Product code/link
b. pair or single
c. curtain width
d. curtain height
f. number of hooks/gliders

e. wave type6cm (2") wave, 8cm (3") wave or other

f. lining if need
g. tiebacks if need


Curtain Width: Measure the usable section of the curtain pole/track.

Curtain Height: Measure from the bottom of the hook on the pole/track.

Please provide number of hooks/gliders(hooking positions). Please notice one of the curtain edges returns to the front if you provide an odd number of hook points/gliders.



Select one of waves below
a. 6cm wave (2") means the spaces between every two hooks/gliders = 6cm (2") and the curtain waves are smaller. It requares 8cm (3") distance from the hook points to the wall. 


b. 8cm wave (3") means the spaces between every two hooks/gliders = 8cm (3") and the curtain waves are bigger. It requares 10cm (4") distance from the hook points to the wall.


*In any case the spaces between every two hooks/gliders are bigger or smaller than the waves above. We can still ensure your curtains will be evenly distributed on the hooks/gliders if you choose one of waves above. The actual curtain waves may be slightly deeper or shallower than the standard effects.


How to hang a wave curtains
6cm wave (2") 
1st hook/Last hook = 3rd pocket from both ends
Pocket Spacing Between Every Two Hooks  = 4 empty pockets
Fabric Fullness = 2.1
 

8cm wave (3") 
1st hook/Last hook = 4rd pocket from both ends
Pocket Spacing Between Every Two Hooks  = 6 empty pockets

Fabric Fullness = 2.1

*The wave curtain photos are from Silent Gliss.



  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.


If you need a 1.0X Gather flat panel for a sash window, please contact us at info@voilavoile.com for a quote.


Circumference


The above illustation with circumference in pink, diameter in green. The circumference of a circle is the distance around it. 

e.g. If the circumference of the rod is 11cm (4") , we would like to recommend 12cm (4.5") circumference for your rod pocket circumference.

A beginner’s guide to buy a rod pocket sheer curtain


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