Curtain Measuring Guide

How To Measure For Curtains


Measuring for your made to measure curtains is so easy. All you need are two measurements - the width and the drop.

Please note, to obtain the most accurate measurements, we advise you to use a metal tape measure, since plastic and cloth tape measures are flexible and can stretch or bend which may result in inaccurate measurements and therefore not allowing your curtains fit as well as they could.

Curtain width

Curtain width

Eyelet Curtains

Simply measure the entire width of your track or pole (if you have a pole measure between the finials or decorative ends) 

Pencil & Pinch Pleat Curtains

If you have a curtain track already in place - please measure the full width of the track

Curtain Track Width

If you do not have a track or pole already in place - please measure the window recess and add 30cm = 12” (thus allowing for overhanging on either side).

Curtain drop (eyelet curtains)

First decide where you want your finished curtains to sit - for example - the same height as the window sill; or perhaps you would prefer to have them floor length?

Next, measure from the top of the pole to where you want the curtains to finish.

Pole Drop Measurement

Curtain drop (pencil & pinch pleat heading)

For this style of curtain, when using a track, measure from the top of the track to where you want your curtains to finish.

Curtain Track Drop Measurement


Curtain Drop (using curtain pole rings)

If you choose to hang your taped curtains on a pole - measure from the bottom of the ornamental ring to wherever you wish your curtains to finish.

Curtain Pole Rings Drop

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