Made to Measure Children Curtains

Which of your fabrics are suitable for children’s curtains?

I can still remember the fabric in my bedroom when I was a little girl. Children are so observant and have the time to gaze and day dream, so it is important to give them pictorial fabrics to feed their wonderful, creative imaginations.  Read More...

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Made to Measure Curtains

Which of your fabrics are suitable for children’s curtains?

I can still remember the fabric in my bedroom when I was a little girl. Children are so observant and have the time to gaze and day dream, so it is important to give them pictorial fabrics to feed their wonderful, creative imaginations. 

Children lie awake in bed more than we do and are eager to look around and absorb their surroundings.

My eldest daughter Rose drew all the animals in our design Wild and Free, found on cave drawings and Etruscan cases, drawn during many visits to the British Museum.  If that won’t feed the imagination of little ones I’m not sure what will! Also, my younger daughter Flora drew the fun bird for Bird Hop. Both designs are available in a range of stunning colours from Saffron yellow to Mallow pink and Teal blue.

‘By the Sea’ is a wonderful curtain fabric for gazing at, depicting people walking their dogs, sailing boats and lighthouses; my husband drew these images after a weekend visit to Mousehole in Cornwall...

The curtains will grow with the children, they are not exclusively for ‘little people’ and you won’t have to change the curtains as they grow up... children’s become very attached to the familiar.

These designs are printed on beautiful linen and come in lots if gorgeous colours and for me fit the bill.

Children's bedrooms and playrooms can look really wonderful with full length curtains, brightening up and transforming any children’s bedroom, playroom or nursery.

We can make beautiful hand sewn curtains for you through our Made to Measure service.

If you simply cannot decide which is best, blinds or curtains in a child or baby’s room then try using both. Doing so provides privacy, and gives you design options you will not have with blinds alone, adding more colour and pattern.

You can choose from different headings although I prefer a cottage pleat header for children’s playrooms and bedrooms, being soft and pretty.  It is also worth mentioning lining here, interlining helps insulate and keep the room warm and blackout lining can be added to discourage early morning waking...

My Pretty Maids and Stockholm Stripe all coordinate beautifully with them and work well as coordinates for a chair, cushion or bed head.

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