Made to Measure Striped Curtains

Find out more about our striped curtain Fabric

Striped curtains are back in a big way. While it's hard to remember a time when we didn't love striped curtain material, the bold linear pattern is making a return. Thick or thin, vertical or horizontal, in living colour or in black and white, stripes are like a magnet for the eyes, becoming an instant focal point. Read More...

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Made to Measure Curtains

Find out more about our striped curtain Fabric

Striped curtains are back in a big way. While it's hard to remember a time when we didn't love striped curtain material, the bold linear pattern is making a return. Thick or thin, vertical or horizontal, in living colour or in black and white, stripes are like a magnet for the eyes, becoming an instant focal point.

Striped material for curtains and blinds is particularly stunning. Stripes on fabrics are completely timeless and unlike bolder patterned fabrics you will never tire of them. Queen Victoria made them popular, after dressing her son Bertie in a striped sailor suit and this started the connection of stripes with words such as “marine” and “sea”. While the blue and white striped fabric combo may take us back to summer days at the seaside, the thin black and white striped fabric has a way of transporting us to the cityscape. Whether you use them in your home in a traditional way or in a totally modern and contemporary setting, decorating with stripes is a great way to bring some order to your room.

They have the power to reshape an interior depending on how they're used; they add a crisp, polished feel to a space. Best of all, striped fabrics are a very good coordinate and mix well with plains, florals, and other patterns. Striped soft furnishing fabrics can be elegant and make the perfect choice for luxury designer curtains when they're tone-on-tone, wild when they're bright and bold, and also classic when the stripes are the same width. My popular vertical striped fabrics include Stockholm Stripe, French Ticking, Floral Stripe, Lapland Stripe, Stripe and Dash, Simple Ticking Details and Baltic Stripe. We also stock Espalier Stripe with include both vertical and horizontal stripes.

How to incorporate stripy designs around the house

Striped curtains and blinds have a very Scandinavian, casual, and nautical look. Upholstery with stripes is particularly timeless and can be used anywhere in the house. But don't simply stop at fabric. Other ways that stripes can be helpful include striped rugs, which can add more colour and, if necessary, help to lengthen small spaces. Or, consider striped wallpaper to help 'heighten' the ceilings.

You can use stripes as a beautiful trim on the leading edges of curtains, borders on blinds, and also for contrast piping for furniture and cushions to add that point of difference.

Check out, decorating with patterns for more tips on incorporating stripes and patterns in your home. 

What colours do your striped curtain fabrics come in?

My stripes come in all my different colours. I mix Lime green with Sweet Pea pink, Teal blue with Tomato red, Damson pink with Scree grey, and many, many more.

We also have a range of stripes in my Scandinavian Woven Collection, which is woven on hand looms in a beautiful mid-weight Linen. These make fresh and pretty curtains and can be unlined if you just want to filter out the light. Some are double-sided, such as the Baltic Stripe and Lapland Stripe designs, so work well as processed blinds!

What other patterns complement and contrast with your striped fabric?

Striped fabrics look great contrasted with the spots of Pretty Maids. Also, each stripe is designed to coordinate with the other prints in the collections to which they belong. For instance my Stockholm Stripe with Dawn Chorus, and French Ticking with Flora and Fauna.

Please ask for fabric samples and see the colours in your rooms. If you order a half metre returnable sample you can pin it to your present curtains and see how it looks. All our fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union making them suitable for curtains, blinds, cushions 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 by phone call request. The same team who takes your 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 you measure up 

Please remember that pattern repeats and fabric widths are automatically calculated if you order through our website. 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 and double 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)- 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 and double 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)- 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.