To work out the length drop for your new eyelet curtains. We will make the curtain with 3cm of fabric above the top underside of the eyelet where it sits on the pole.
If you opt for curtains with a heading bear in mind that the measurement needs to include the distance from the eyelet to where you want the top of the curtain to be.
How to measure a window for eyelet curtains. Eyelet curtains are measured a little differently. Measuring the correct curtain width. Measure the full width of the curtain pole or track not the window excluding any fixtures or finials on the ends.
Standard Windows Measuring the correct curtain width. Measure the width of the first window up to the angle with the next one then keep going until youve measured all 3 or 5 if a 5-sided bay. If fitting a new track or pole this should extend 15cm to 20cm either side of the window and at least 15cm above.
Contrado advises multiplying by two for a tape heading and by 18 for eyelets. For curtains to clear the floor take off 1-15cm from the measurement. For Tab-top and all types of pleated curtains write down your measurement.
How to measure windows for curtains. If your curtains are pencil pleat tab top or eyelet double this width measurement to account for the way the curtains will be gathered at the top. Always place the measuring tape in the top inside corner of the window or at the top of the window frame and measure down to your desired length.
Measure from 1cm above the top of the track down to your desired finished length. B Measuring from a curtain track Start the measurement from the top of the track to where the curtain should drop to. For EyeletRing top curtains write down your measurement and add 15 inches 35cm This is the distance from the inner edge of the eyelet to the top edge of the curtain.
If youre buying curtains with eyelets or tab tops measure from the top of the pole to allow for the fabric heading above the pole. Eyelet Grommet Curtain. You will need to hold the tape measure at the top edge of the curtain pole.
There are 6-7 eyeletgrommet rings per yard width of ungethered heading. Start the measurement from the bottom of the eye the small metal ring at the bottom of each curtain ring to where the curtain should drop to. Add an extra 20-30cm to the first and last sides to give you space to pull the curtains back when theyre open.
To measure fabric for curtains start by measuring the width and height of your window. There is no need for exact or precise measurements. Simply measure between the finials the decorative ends to obtain the width.
We recommend that the track or pole sits 15-20cm above your window and be wider than your window by 15-20cm on either side. Measure the curtain track or pole width not the window. To get the finished length of your curtains measure from the top of the pole down to where you want the curtains to finish then add 1 25cm to allow for the fabric above the pole.
If fitting a new track or pole this should extend 150mm to 200mm either side of the window and at least 150mm above. If you want floor length curtains measure from the bottom of the window to the floor subtract 1 inch and add that number to the height of the window to get the height of the fabric you should use. If you want floor length curtains you should decide if you want them to clear the floor slightly gather on the floor or sit flush.
Add up the total and youve got your full measurement for the width of your curtains. Width Measure width from one end of rod to the opposite end not including finials. First calculate the width you need.
The second addition would be for the header so we would add this to the curtains length. To measure the drop for eyelet curtains you will need to measure from the top of the curtain pole to the point where you want the curtains to end. Sit down and relax with your favourite beverage.
Measure from the top of the pole to where you want the curtains to finish and add 3cm. EyeletGrommet Curtain Rings The inner diameter of the eyeletgrommet ring is 1½. Then measure down to where you want the eyelet curtains to finish.
A steel tape measure is the most accurate way to measure up and youll need somewhere to write down measurements as you go. If you are dealing with a higher curtain placement youll need to measure up from the top window frame by 20 inches to create an elongated look. Measure the curtain track or pole width not the window.
Double the width to determine the total curtain width you need for your window. My track looks like this Suitable for Eyelets Tabs Concealed Tabs curtains wide x height wide x height wide x height. For a fuller feel multiply your window width by 3.
As a rule the heading looks better covering a track and poles need a heading height of about 2cm above the eyelet to just above the pole or just below the pole depending on personal preference. The final step is to measure the drop. If you are ordering eyelet curtains you will want to allow about 5 inches at the top of your.
Measure from the top of the pole to your required bottom hem position this is the eyelet drop. EyeletGrommet Curtain Drop Measure from the top of the curtain pole A. Simply measure from the top of the pole to where you want the curtain to finish at the bottom.
This means that you will be unable to adjust the width of the curtain once its made. The curtain fabric will start above the height of the pole so you ideally need to have the pole in place before you measure. The inner edge of the eyelet is set down 3cm from the top of the curtain so you need to allow for this when measuring or your curtains will be 3 cm too short.
We would advise that you add around 2-3 inches for eyelets or for header tape. This is a simple calculation that involves measuring your window width and multiplying it by 15 3 depending on the fullness you require. Now add 35cm 1 38 to this amount this is the amount of curtain above the eyelet hole this gives your finished length.
Measuring for ready made eyelet curtains is very simple. Decide where you want your curtains to sit. The eyeletgrommet will fit poles up to 1¼ in diameter.
That will be either to just at the window sill or a few inches past the window sill. Pinch pleat curtains have permanent sewn-in pleats. How to measure eyelet curtains.
Our eyelet heading curtains will fit poles up to 30mm in diameter.