Please can you tell me where I can purchase a tape measure where part of the foot can fit through the curtain ring eye as shown in your image. Thank you.
The tape was bought from a builders merchant in the UK. it is an --
Advent 5m dual printed -- tape a quick google shows you many places to
Try Screwfix online.
I'm planning some sill length curtains but my hook drop varies by 1cm. Do I go with the shortest or longest length or something in between? Many thanks for your excellent tutorials. This will be the second pair I make using your tutorial.
This is a common problem and is really a question of taste and what you
prefer. Do you want your curtain to touch the sill or not. Ask 3
different people and you will probably get back the 3 answers you have
given. Indeed we have learnt over the years to ask the client what they
We like the longest option where the curtain is slightly touching at one end and to the sill at the other.
I am looking to make curtains for a bay window (four separate panes, two on the side and two in the middle). Will there be any fundamental changes in the steps I should follow?
(I have read that there are lots of different types of bay curtains, from one large one, to three smaller curtains. I just want a normal set - two bits of fabric that hang at the sides when open and meet in the middle when closed)
No change to the instructions to make a pair. You just need to measure
the length of the track /pole the curtains will travel along around the
bay and that will be your pole length.
Your instructions are for measuring up for curtains hung from poles. How do I
I deal with the measurements when using a track ?
The measurement from a track is the same. You measure the length of the track - that will be pole length.
Measure the hook drop from the the eyelet on the track.
Then you decide your hook to top distance.
Hiya, I am about to embark on my first curtain making project. How do I know which row I want to put my curtain hooks on? There is a choice of three rows on the tape, but I don't know which is the correct one. Is there a method to ascertain this? Thanks
Watch the video in the next step (STEP 2) about hook drop and hook to
top. That will give you information to help you choose which row to put
your hook on.
I'm making full length curtains for a friend, they are to be fully lined and the fabric was £20.00 per metre. How much and what should be hand sewn.
Steps 3 and 4 of the tutorial show you how to calculate the fabric and
lining quantities. Where to hand stitch and where to machine stitch is
covered at each stage in the tutorial instructions.
Your instructions and tutorials look excellent, but I cant seem to see any recommendations when it comes to choosing header tape. Do you think the 6" tape gives a better finish with heavier fabrics and is it any more difficult to work with than the more traditional 3"?
It's no harder to work with, it is just a choice for what look you are going for.
I want to use pale coloured blackout lining fabric. Is there anything you would recommend or particularly avoid (UK)?
We buy wholesale, there is an item about linings including blackout linings in the website blog.
If I have ceiling mounted curtain tracks with the curtains hanging below, will I need to add 'hook to top' allowance to the curtain length?
Your hook to top will be from where the hook attaches to the glider up to where you want the top of the curtain to finish. If you want the curtain to run under the track make the top of the curtain about .25cm below the bottom of the track so it doesn't rub.