All Next ready made curtains are sold in pairs.
Next ready made curtains come in three lengths: 137cm (54"); 183cm (72"); and 229cm (90").
The sizes quoted in the book are for each curtain of the pair. The heading tape on pencil pleat is suitable for all tracks and poles as it has three pockets to enable it to be hung at different heights.
Affix the track or pole before taking the measurements for your curtains. The track or pole should extend beyond the window at either side by about 15-20cm to allow the curtains to be drawn back away from the windows in daylight. The track or pole should sit 15cm above the window to minimise light exposure.1. MEASURING FOR THE CURTAIN WIDTH
When measuring use a metal ruler for accuracy.
Measure the full length of your track. If the track overlaps you must include the overlap.
Measure the full length of your pole, do not include the finials.
2. MEASURING FOR THE CURTAIN LENGTH
Measure the drop from the top of the track to ensure it is covered with curtains.
Measure pencil pleat from the small ring at the bottom of the curtain ring on curtain poles.
Measure tab top an eyelet curtains from the top of the curtain pole.
For the correct length measure as follows:
A 1cm above the sill for a sill length product
B The desired length for below a sill length product
C 1cm above the floor for a floor length product
If you have a curtain track, measure from here to the desired length.
If you have a curtain pole, measure from here to the desired length.
HOW GATHERED WILL YOUR CURTAIN LOOK?
The combination or pole length and curtain widths you choose will determine if the appearance of your curtains will have a full/tight or flatter/looser gather. For example a 168cm standard width pencil pleat curtain with a suggested pole length of 150 - 210cm will have a full appearance with tightly gathered header tape when used with a 150cm pole.
It will have a flatter appearance with a less gathered header tape when used with a 210cm pol (See sketches).
The same principle can be applied to the finished appearances of the tab tops and eyelets.
MEASURING INSIDE A WINDOW RECESS
Width to be recorded: 141cm
MEASURING FOR AN EXTERNAL BLIND
Width to be recorded: 141cm + 30cm = 171cm
168cm pencil pleat
150cm curtain pole
168cm pencil pleat
210cm curtain pole