Made to Measure Fruit Print Curtains

My retro fruit print fabric: ‘Apples and Pears’ came from my daughter Rose’s original bold drawings, makes wonderful fruit curtains.  Read More...

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Made to Measure Curtains

My retro fruit print fabric: ‘Apples and Pears’ came from my daughter Rose’s original bold drawings, makes wonderful fruit curtains. 

I organised her beautiful drawings into a pleasing repeat and gave it hopefully a sophisticated retro feel, reminiscent of the 1950’s. My aim was to produce a fruit fabric that could be used for curtains anywhere in the house. The fruit design is printed on a lovely 100% Linen cloth and comes in 6 colourways, from Damson pink to soft Pigeon and Clay. The cloth is woven in Scotland and printed in the UK.

What inspired you to create the fruit pattern curtains fabric, and who would like it?

The wonderful shapes and colours of fruits provide the opportunity for enticing geometric patterns. When you cut a fruit in half you see facinating shapes of the apple core, seeds and stem. These my daughter boldly drew to create this fruit print fabric with its pleasing organic shapes.

What can we use your fruit pattern fabric for?

This fruit print is perfect for curtain fabric.

This design depicting Apples and Pears would suit a kitchen and dining room in particular. It makes up beautifully into long fruit pattern curtains and also is suitable for blinds, both roller and roman.

Apples and Pears is the largest pattern in this collection and sits beautifully with the smaller prints of Sepals and Petals, and May Blossom. For instance, make your curtains from the fruit pattern and cover your sofa in the May Blossom, with cushions of Sepals and Petals.

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

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