Made to Measure Blackout Curtain Material Curtains

Don’t let the sunlight wake you up in the morning or if you want to encourage your children to sleep longer in the mornings, order our curtains with blackout lining. So, whether you want sleep in late, or you work night shifts and need to sleep during the day, blackout curtains are the ideal option for you.   Read More...

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Made to Measure Curtains

Don’t let the sunlight wake you up in the morning or if you want to encourage your children to sleep longer in the mornings, order our curtains with blackout lining. So, whether you want sleep in late, or you work night shifts and need to sleep during the day, blackout curtains are the ideal option for you.  

They are also ideal for preventing streetlights from distracting your sleep. Blackout curtains made from wool will be really cosy for the winter for a more masculine feel in a bedroom.

Blackout lining can be added to all our Harris Tweed woollen fabrics to make woollen curtains. Blackout lining is a little stiffer than normal lining, but looks the same, isn’t black, it is a soft off- white shade. Blackout lining also has thermal qualities, helping to prevent draughts and minimising the loss of heat, in the same way that thermal lining works.

All these can be made for you through our Made to Measure service; all you have to do is to tick a box during the ordering process.

All our fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union making them suitable for curtains, blinds and upholstery. We hold a good stock of all our fabrics ensuring delivery is usually within 3-5 working days with an overnight service available. The same team, who take you order will roll, inspect and cut it, so accuracy and quality can be assured.

How to measure up for your curtains:

A video guide to help to measure up 

Please remember that pattern repeats and fabric widths are automatically calculated if you order through our web site. It is advisable to fit your pole or track before ordering your curtains. Your pole or track should ideally extend 30cms on each side of the window so when drawn back light is maximised and at least 15cms above the top of the window to block out as little light as possible again. Please use metric units only when measuring.

Poles:

WidthIf you have a pole, measure the distance between the finials. (A)

Finished Length for pencil pleat, triple pleat, double pleat and inverted pleat - when measuring the finished length using a curtain pole, we recommend allowing between 2cms and 5cms above the eyelet on the underside of the curtain ring, depending on how much of the pole and rings you wish to hide. From the measurement you choose above the eyelet, measure down to the bottom of the hem (see B & C) and that is your finished length measurement. 

Finished length for cottage pleat (choice of either 5cm or 10cm depth - see below)- these have to be made using a 3cm single position tape, which makes the finished length non adjustable. To measure the finished length for this header, please provide us with the distance from the eyelet to the floor, and depending on your choice of depth, add 5cm or 10cm accordingly.

Finished length for flop over frill - these curtains have to be made with a 3cm single position tape which makes the finished length non adjustable. To measure the finished length for this header, just give us the measurement from the eyelet to the floor. Don't add any extra for the frill, we will do that.

Please note, we will add 25cm for hem allowance.

                                   

                                           

 

Tracks

Width - If you have a track, measure the total length of the track, including any overlap where the curtains meet in the middle.

Finished length: For pencil pleat, triple pleat, double pleat and inverted pleat - when measuring the finished length of your curtains using a track add 1cm above the track (to hide the track) down to the bottom of the hem. (D)*

Finished length for cottage pleat (choice of either 5cm or 10cm depth - see below)- these have to be made using a 3cm single position tape, which makes the finished length non adjustable. To measure the finished length for this header, please provide us with the distance from the eyelet to the floor, and depending on your choice of depth, add 5cm or 10cm accordingly.

Finished length for flop over frill curtains - these have to made with a one inch single position tape which makes the finished length non-adjustable. To get your finished length measurement, just give us the measurement from the eyelet to the floor and don't add any extra for the frill as we will do this. 

Please note, we will add 30cms for hem allowance.

 

  

 5cm Cottage Pleat                                     10cm Cottage Pleat