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.


 


 Track/Pole width 

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To measure the width of the track/pole, measure from the end of the tracks or the usable section of the pole between the 'finials' or decorative ends (D) (D)
Please enter the whole width of the Track/Pole (Not curtain width).  The system will automatically calculate the finished curtain width according to the track/pole width and curtain heading you have provided. 

Then enter curtain drop(see intructions below). Select Single/Pair, Heading and other specifications.

 

 Curtain length/height/drop 

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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 

Pencil/Double/Pinch Pleat Guide >>

Eyelet Guide >>

Tab Top Guide >>

Wave Curtain Guide >> 

Rod Pocket Guide >>



 Pleated Curtains  

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We use the same way to measure pencil pleat, double pleat, pinched pleat curtains.

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. 

Order 2.0X Gather Pencil Pleat

Enter Width =  Your extract track width

The system will calculate the finished curtain width automatically according to your entered size and heading.

Do you need a different gather for a pencil pleat curtain? You can adjust your desired gather by yourself.

Order 1.5X Gather Pencil Pleat

Enter Width =  Your extract track width x 0.75

Order 2.5x Gather Pencil Pleat

Enter Width =  Your extract track width x 1.25

Order 3.0x Gather Pencil Pleat

Enter Width =  Your extract track width x 1.5

Order 4.0x Gather Pencil Pleat

Enter Width =  Your extract track width x 2

e.g. If the 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 (50 x 2 = 100")

4X Gather 254x 2 ÷127 = 4 (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) to the window sill or floor level 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 recess. 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 Curtains  
Curtain Width: Measure the usable section of the curtain pole/track.

Curtain Height: Measure from the bottom of the track/pole to the floor level.  We reommend floor length curtains finish approx. 2cm (1") above the floor.

Number of Gliders: Please provide the number of hooks/gliders/hook points on a wave curtain track. Please notice one of the curtain edges returns to the front if you provide an odd number of hook points/gliders.

Wave Type

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6cm wave (2⅜")means the spaces between every two hooks/gliders. The curtain waves are smaller.

8cm wave (3⅛") means the spaces between every two hooks/gliders. The curtain waves are bigger.


Wave Curtain Approx. Fullness

Wave
Type

Approx.
Curtain
Fullness

Stack Depth
from the front
to the back

Stack width
per metre
of track

Min distance 
from hook points
to the wall

6 cm 
(2⅜")

2.1X

10
(4")

23 cm
(9")

8 cm
(3⅛")

6 cm 
(2⅜")

2.3X

12
(4¾")

23 cm
(9")

9 cm 
(3½")

8 cm 
(3⅛")

2.1X

14
(5½")

18 cm
(7")

10 cm 
(4")

8 cm 
(3⅛")

2.3X

16
(6⅛")

18 cm
(7")

11 cm 
(4⅜")

  

6cm wave (2"), 2.1X curtain fullness

 8cm wave (3"), 2.1X curtain fullness 

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How to hang a wave curtains
All instructions and curtain hooks will be provided with your order.

6cm wave (2") 
Approx. Fullness = 2.1 

The first/last hook goes into the 3rd pocket from both ends and other hooks are inserted every 5th pocket (4 pockets  are left empty).

 

6cm wave (2") 
Approx. Fullness = 2.3 

The first/last hook goes into the 3rd pocket from both ends.
Pocket spacing between every two hooks = 5 empty pockets


8cm wave (3") 
Approx. Fullness = 2.1 

The first/last hook goes into the 4th pocket from both ends.

Pocket spacing between every two hooks = 6 empty pockets


8cm wave (3") 
Approx. Fullness = 2.3 

The first/last hook goes into the 4th pocket from both ends.

Pocket spacing between every two hooks = 7 empty pockets


Please provide the following information to order by email if you can't get an instant quote online. info@voilavoile.com

a. product code/link
b. pair or single
c. track width
d. curtain height
f. number of gliders
e. wave type: 6cm (2") wave, 8cm (3") wave or other
f. lining if need

*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.


*The wave curtain photos are from Silent Gliss.


 Rod Pocket Sheer Curtains 

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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 or need small size panel for a sash window or small window, you can also contact us at info@voilavoile.com for a quote.

How to order 1.0x flat panel rod pocket 

Enter Width =  Your extract rod width /1.5
Then Select 1.5X Gather heading

e.g. Your rod width is 100cm. You want a 100cm width panel. Please enter 100/1.5=67cm, then select1.5X heading, the finished ungathered panel will still be 100cm.


Curtain Height

Measure from the top of the curtain rod or wire 

Pocket Size - 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 (4¾") circumference for your rod pocket circumference.


 Specific measurements for your curtain type 

Pencil/Double/Pinch Pleat Guide >>

Eyelet Guide >>

Tab Top Guide >>

Wave Curtain Guide >> 

Rod Pocket Guide >>


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