View our measuring instructions where you can print out all the information you need. Here we've condensed our measuring instructions into these easy-to-follow videos.
|Measuring for curtain poles
||Measuring for curtain tracks
To avoid mistakes, your curtain pole or track should be in place already. If you make calculations without a pole or track, you are more likely to get incorrect measurements. We advise you use a metal tape measure for accuracy. Measurements should be in cm to the nearest 1/2 cm.
Please double-check your measurements.
Your lining choice is an important part of your purchase. For a thick pairs of curtains that hangs beautifully, our recommendation is to choose an interlined pair of curtains if your budget stretcches that far. Otherwise, the extra thick linings are the next best thing but at a lower price.
1. Single layer linings
Our standard single layer cotton lining will protect the fabric from sunlight damage and give some extra body to your curtains.
A single layer thermal lining is similar to a plain cotton lining above but is coated with an insualting layer to offer extra thermal insulation.
A single layer blackout lining is similar to a plain cotton lining but it is coated with a blackout layer to keep the light out. It makes a good choice for a bedroom but it is a also a very good thermal insulator (better than the thermal lining above in fact) and protects your fabric from sun damage, so you get three perks for the price of one. Our blackout lining is white or ivory, not black.
2. Bonded two layer linings
Extra thick thermal lining
Our extra thick thermal lining consists of a cotton lining bonded to a cotton wool-like middle lining. This double layer padded lining will help to keep the heat in and the cold out. Due to its extra weight, it also helps your curtain hang well and look fuller, a major plus point considering the price. In our opinion, these are very good reasons to choose this lining. A lot of curtain without having to splash out.
Extra thick blackout lining
Our extra thick blackout lining consists of a blackout cotton lining bonded to a cotton wool-like middle lining. This double layer padded lining will block out all light and help to keep the heat in and the cold out. Due to its extra weight, it also helps your curtain hang well and look fuller, a major plus point considering the price. As with the extra thick thermal lining, in our opinion, this is a great buy and a good way to get a great pair of curtains without breaking the bank.
3. Two layer linings (loose, not bonded)
Interlined & lined
Interlined curtains are the classic curtain. The lining is made up of two layers, a standard lining (cotton, thermal or blackout as above) and a thicker cotton wool-like middle lining which is sandwiched between the main fabric and the back lining. This thick double lining is popular because it makes your curtain look fuller and really helps your curtains to hang beautifully. It has other benefits too such as keeping you really warm in winter, cutting out more light in the summer and providing fabric with extra protection against sun damage. The two layer lining can be heavy if you’ve used a heavy fabric as well – so make sure you have a strong pole or track in place. A more expensive option but, because of the way they look, the extra warmth and their longevity, a great choice of curtains for any room you spend a lot of time in or if you want your curtains to last a very long time.
Interlined & thermal
As interlined & lined but with the added advantage of a thermal back lining for extra thermal insulation. A great choice for curtains in any room you spend a lot of time in especially drafty ones.
Interlined & blackout
As interlined & lined but with the added advantage of a blackout back lining to cut out early morning light and give the best possible thermal insulation. We consider this lining to be the best possible choice for your bedroom curtains.
Voiles and sheer fabrics are best left unlined so that the light can pass through them to give the desired light airy effect. We do not recommend this for any other type of fabric because the curtains would not hang well, offer any thermal insulation and the fabric would be exposed to direct sunlight.
Our experienced team can make any curtain lining so, if you can't find what you're looking for on the website, please call us.
Our curtains are tailor made by our expert seamstresses to your precise specifications. Even so, we'll deliver your curtains to you within two to three weeks - about half the time of traditional curtain makers.
When your order is ready, we'll ship it straight out to you by courier. If you provide us with a mobile number, we'll drop you a text to give you a one-hour window in which your curtains will arrive.
We're all about making life easy for you - so if you have a particular deadline or day that you'd like your order to arrive, give us a quick call and we'll do everything we can to help.
Note: We are exceptionally busy over the Christmas period, so fully bespoke curtains may take between three and four weeks to arrive.
Fully Bespoke Curtain Order Cancellations
Our aim is to make sure that you're fully satisfied with your purchase. If there's a problem with your curtains we'll always try and fix the issue, so please give us a call if you have any queries or concerns upon receiving your order.
If you do wish to cancel your fully bespoke curtain order, we're happy to offer a full refund if you cancel within 24 hours of payment being made. To do this, simply notify us by email.
If you wish to cancel your curtain order after 24 hours, we'll refund as much as we can. Because of the bespoke nature of our products, manufacturing, material and cutting costs may have been incurred. We'll retain up to 50% of the cost and refund 50% back to you.
Fully Bespoke Curtain Returns and Refunds
If on receiving your order you feel there is a significant problem with the quality of your curtains, we'll do our utmost to fix it in our workshop. Unfortunately, we're unable to accept returns where the incorrect measurements have been provided – so make sure you measure in centimetres!