Top Tips for Curtains


Beautifully made curtains are an investment and will last a lifetime! Our in-house makers are some of the best in the country!

Note:  Our fabrics are sold by the metre and can be purchased independently of our Made-to-Measure Service. 

Measuring your Curtain Width:

It's vital to measure the curtain track or pole width, not the window width! This is the measurement we work with, as we'll use this to calculate the amount of fabric needed for your curtains. It would be tricky to adjust the width of your curtains once they are made, and that starts with accurate measurements.

Note: If you're fitting a new track or pole, this should extend 15cm to 20cm either side of the window and at least 15cm above.

Measuring your Curtain Drop:

There's no hard & fast 'rules', however we really like curtains that finish either to the floor, to the sill or to just below the sill:

For example:

  • 1.5cm above the floor
  • 15-20cm below the sill (or 2 - 3cm above the radiator)
  • 1.5 cm above the sill

We are always delighted to help our customers with their Made-to-Measure queries. 

Use our Contact Us form to enquire, or pop over to Manor Barns (Shop Open 10am - 3pm on Fridays) for a warm welcome... let's get talking! We'll be delighted to show you lots of examples of our in-house made curtains, blinds and cushions around the farmhouse.

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