Like a lot of things measuring curtains is straight forward when you know how. But when you don’t know or are unsure then where do you begin? We’ll walk you through the process with the help of Terry Baskeyfields excellent post in TerrysFabrics blogs.

You may have decided that blinds compliment your interior design scheme. So we’ve listed the main types below.

Ready Made Curtains Width

Almost all ready made curtains are sold as pairs, and the sizes stated refer to the size of each curtain. For example, in a pair of curtains 46″ wide x 54″ length, there will be two curtains, each measuring 46″ wide. To calculate the size of curtain you require, the total width of the curtains should be no less than one and a half the width of your window. To achieve a full and luxurious look, we recommend increasing the fullness to double the width of your window.

Track/Pole WidthRecommended curtain width (each curtains)
Up to 46″ (122cm)44″ (112cm) or 46″ (117cm)
46″-66″ (122-168cm)64″ (163cm) or 66″ (168cm)
66″-90″ (168-220cm)88″ (224cm) or 90″ (228cm)
90″-132″ (220-335cm)132″ (335cm)

The Kensington plain roller blind material is perfect for creating a blank canvas at any window in your home and comes in a vast range

Ready Made Curtains Length

Note: Before deciding on the length of your ready made curtains, it’s recommend you fit your poles and tracks. Before measuring for the length, you must decide whether your curtains should fit to the sill, below the sill or to the floor. When measuring for the length of your curtain the following should be taken into account:

  • Sill length-  curtains should finish approximately a half inch (1.5cm) above the sill.
  • Below sill length – curtains should finish approximately 4-6″ below the sill for the best effect.
  • Floor length – curtains should finish approximately a half inch (1.5cm) above the floor.

The allowances will ensure you get the best from your curtains.

Readymade curtains with HEADING TAPE

Ready made curtains with HEADING TAPE – fitting to a curtain pole to find the finished length you require, measure from the eyelet on the bottom of the rings (where the hook is inserted), to where you would like the curtain to finish. If you would like to completely hide the bottom of the ring and the eyelet, add 1″ to the final measurement. We recommend this as it gives a better appearance.

Readymade curtains with HEADING TAPE

Ready made curtains with HEADING TAPE – fitting to a metal curtain track. To find the finished length you require, measure from the top of the curtain track, to where you would like the curtain to finish.


Readymade curtains with eyelet heading

Ready made curtains with Eyelet Heading to find the finished length you require, measure from the top of the curtain pole to where you would like the curtains to finish. Please note: when using eyelet curtains, there must be at least 1.5″-2″ clearance above your curtain pole.

of contemporary shades to choose from This stylish material is durable and perfect for moist environments such as kitchen and bathroom spaces. 

It also has a dim out quality helping to reduce light from entering your room. Or choose Blackout Fabric for bedrooms for even greater light control.

Roman blinds uses one piece of fabric which folds into pleats when the blind is open. They have been becoming increasingly popular over the years largely due to their chic and stylish design.

When the window blinds are closed, they look like a single flat piece of fabric. They sit flat and can look effortlessly sleek and stylish. When open, the pleats are all uniform and structured.

Venetian blinds are usually used within the window recess. They create the perfect solution for exposing architectural features and your decor. 

It may be desirable to have a Venetian window blind within a window recess for a functional purpose. For instance, as a sun screen during the day in a very bright room, with curtains to dress the window or for cosiness and extra privacy.

High Quality Curtain Fabrics
at Competitive Prices

Terrys Fabrics offer a wide range of products and services from high quality curtain fabric, made to measure blinds to ready made curtains. Terrys take great pride in their ability to stock the latest fabric designs at discount prices. Through their years of experience in fabric retailing they have acquired the expertise to assess the quality of the stock they hold and ensure that they only sell the best quality discounted curtain fabric.

High Quality curtain fabrics at competitive prices – this principle has seen Terrys Fabrics grow from its market stall beginnings to the business it is today. It’s a family business with over 45 years of experience, committed to selling an impressive range of discount fabrics whilst offering a friendly and personal service.

Price Match Policy

We always check the T&C when we do a write up and we’re very pleased with Terry’s – They offer live updates on stock availability for the most accurate information and they offer a price match’ policy. This guarantees their customers receive the best prices available.

Terry’s dedicated team of customer service advisers are at hand with over 30 years combined experience of product knowledge and expertise. Their aim is to make sure you get the look you desire.

Their next day delivery that’s available alongside a no quibble returns policy means you can shop Terrys Fabrics with confidence.

Vertical blinds are frequently considered to be formal and office like. However, they have become more popular in recent years as they offer a clean cut look.

They complement many new contemporary style homes. An interesting, soft, layered look can be created in conjunction with curtains in more traditional surroundings.

Thank you for reading our post on ‘Ready Made Curtains’.   We hope it was useful and enjoyable. You may like our post on Kitchen Design, here.  Or perhaps our post on furniture here.

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