Measuring for Curtains

Curtain width

  1. Measure the full length of your track or pole (without its finials).
  2. Depending on the type of curtain you are looking for, you will have to adjust your measured width as follows:
    • For eyelet curtains, multiply your calculated width by 2.
    • For pencil pleat curtains, multiply your calculated width by 2.
    • For tab top curtains, multiply your calculated with 1.5.
  3. Add another 1.0″ to your total width measurement to ensure your curtains overlap in the middle when closed.

Curtain length

  1. Decide where you want your curtains to fall, measure from the top edge of your curtain track/pole to:
    • Sill length, measure to 0.5″ above the windowsill;
    • Below windowsill, measure to 6.0″ below the windowsill; and
    • Floor length, measure to 1.0″ above the floor.
  2. For eyelet curtains, write down your measurement and add 1.5″. This is the distance from the inner edge of the eyelet to the top edge of the curtain.
  3. For pencil pleat and tab top curtains, write down your measurement.