Our Curtains

We have been making curtains, blinds and soft furnishings for many years; crafted and hand finished to the highest specification by our team of experienced seamstresses, we offer a high quality service at less than high street prices.  Whether you're looking for for curtains, blinds, cushions, window seats and other soft furnishings, we offer a free, no obligation quotation service and are always happy to help and offer advice. 

When it comes to choosing curtains and blinds, there are a few basic rules t o follow. Hanging curtains and blinds a s high and wide as possible to make windows appear larger is a classic rule of thumb. Each window is different and requires its own specific attention - that’s where we can help with plenty of inspiration and advice to navigate the world of window coverings.

To help you choose your fabric, you can order up to six free swatches from us.

Lining your curtains or blinds gives a professional finish, improves the drape and helps to protect them from sun damage. Adding an interlining gives a wonderfully luxurious look as well as excellent thermal and sound insulation. Blackout lining helps retain warmth and can be used to exclude light almost entirely from a room.

Measuring your pole width...

We strongly recommend the fitting of your track or pole f i r s t to enable you to take more accurate measurement s for your curtains. If you do not yet have a p ole/track, measure the opening of the recess from edge to edge of the window frame (A). Then add on 15-20cms either side so your curtains will hang either side of the recess(B). This measurement will be the length of your pole excluding finials (C). Tracks and poles should ideally be fitted approximately 10 cm above the top of the window to minimise light escaping a long the top edge of the cur t a ins.

 

Choosing your header…

Pencil Pleat Perfect for a relaxed scheme, pencil pleats create a s oft, informal look making them popular for bedrooms and are suit able for tracks or poles.

Pinch pleat A classic and luxurious fe el featuring permanently sewn in pleats, giving a more tailored look than pencil pleats. Pinch pleats are advantageous when space is limited as they take up less room when stacked back.

Eyelets An unfussy heading with a soft, wide fold, this look s good in contemporary settings and is a great way of showing off a boldly patter ned fabric. An eyelet heading is suitable for most curtain fabrics though generally not sheers. Our eyelet s are 40mm in diameter.

Tab Tops Loops of fabric are stitched to the top of the curtain and slipped onto a pole. Suitable for sheers and light to medium-weight curtains, good for an informal setting, but can catch on the pole when opening and closing. Tabs are typically 10cm in length.

Choosing your length…

Before measuring the length consider the following options…

Short curtains:

• Brushing the window sill - the hem just touching the window sill.

• If your sill is uneven, we recommend curtains finish 1.25cm above the sill, drawing the eye away f rom the uneven surface.

• Below the sill - we recommend 15cm-20 cm below the sill or 2cm - 5cm above the radiator.

Full Length Curtains

• Floor length curtains finishing 1cm f rom the floor; in kitchens or doorways it can be wise to have them just off the ground to prevent soiling and wear.

• Skimming the floor- the edge of the curtain carries a few centimetres over the floor. Draughty windows or windows above uneven floors can benefit from curtains that are slightly overlong. This can also give a slightly decadent look.

• Pooling at the floor- a curtain draped over the floor at 5cm or more.

Now measure the drop. For pencil or pinch pleat curtains on a pole, measure from the eye of the ring that the hook goes into to your preferred finished length. On a track you should measure from the eye of the glider to your finished length. If you are choosing tab top curtains your drop should b e mea sured f rom the top of the p ole. For eyelets simply mea sure from the top of the p ole to where you want the curtain to finish at the bottom. We will make the curtain with 3cm of fabric above the top of the eyelet. We add this automatically so simply measure from the top of your curtain pole.

 

 

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