Made to Measure Blackout Curtains
We can make your bespoke curtains to a beautifully high standard
We can make Made to Measure black out curtains and blinds using our designer fabric to your exact requirements, to fit any window size or style. Each of our bespoke curtains can be beautifully made for you by professionals in our traditional workshop based in the UK. They are hand finished with great care and attention and delivered to you well within eight weeks.
You can find a useful video talking you through how to measure up for both curtains and blinds by clicking here.
What is a blackout blind or curtain?
Due to the special coating on the back of the fabric, this blind or curtain will help to keep light out so is ideal for bedrooms. A blackout blind or curtain is designed to 'cut out the light by being lined with a special cream blackout lining. Blackout lining is made using a poly/cotton mix (blackout lining made from 100% natural materials doesn’t yet exist), the fabric is then coated in an acrylic layer to increase its light-blocking properties
There is nothing worse than having trouble sleeping. Whether you work night shifts and you need to sleep during the day or you have a bright street light outside your house, it can be difficult resting with the light in your eyes.
When the clocks change children can wake up even earlier…blackout lining can help this.
A blackout blind is more thorough way of eliminating light as it is flusher to the walls, light might well sneak out from the sides of the curtains.
If you would like to know more about our Made to Measure Blackout Curtains and blinds then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. We are a friendly team who are on hand to take your call and are more than happy to assist you with anything that you may need.
Let's get started by selecting your fabric…
How to measure up for your curtains:
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.
Width: If 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 - these have to be made be 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 add 5cm for the cottage pleat.
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.
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 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 add 5cm for the cottage pleat.
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.
- New Orchard Collection
- Artists' Collection
- Velvet Collection
- Artisan Collection
- Birds and Beasts with Harris Tweed Collection
- Discontinued Fabrics
- Scandinavian Woven Collection
- Bohemian Collection
- Swedish Collection
- Hand Printed Collection
- Plain Linen Union Collection
- Meadow Collection
- Earth Collection
- Sky Collection
- Woodland Collection
- Wildflower Collection
- Cockerel Collection
- Red and Rust
- Duck Egg
- Whites & Off Whites
- Chickens & Feathers
- Leaves & Ferns
- Harris Tweed