Guide to Curtains

Guide to Curtains

All curtains are made to double fullness (with the exception of pinch pleat which is one and three quarter width fabric fullness) this refers to the amount of fabric each of curtain will have. For example, if the track or pole width is 2000mm a pair curtains will measure at least 4000mm in total, rounded up to the nearest ¼ or ½ ‘width’. For single curtains, if the track size is 1000mm, a single curtain will measure at least 2000mm in total, rounded up to the nearest ¼ or ½ ‘width’.  A ‘width’ is the width of the fabric as it comes off the roll, less the selvedges (edges of the fabric) which are hidden in the join.

All curtains will be supplied with;

  • Overlocked seams to prevent fraying.
  • Blind stitch hem bottoms providing a neat finish, as the stitching is not seen on the face fabric.
  • Overlocked bagged lining.
  • Mitred corners for a neat finish.
  • Blind stitched side hems where required.
  • Bottom corner weights.
  • Tissue wrapped to minimise creasing during transit.

Pattern Matching

When curtains are hung the pattern will be matched horizontally across the curtains. No curtains can be matched at the leading edge as the fabric is turned at the sides to form the side hem.  Pattern matching is as close as can be achieved, as it is not always possible to guarantee an exact pattern match on joins and seams.


All fabrics can be joined. Any curtain with a track size over 1370mm will include a join.


All curtains are fully lined with Sateen Twill lining as standard.  There is also the option to have thermal or blackout lining.

Wave Heading

Curtains with wave heading are only suitable for wave curtain tracks with 80mm glider spacing.