- Paper
- Pencil
- Measuring Tape

What to Do:

Measure every window that you want to cover. Do not assume that every window is the same size, even though they may appear to be. Use a metal measuring tape: more accurate than cloth tapes. Round measurements to the nearest one-eighth (1/8)of an inch. Record and label each measurement to indicate which window the measurements are for, and which is the width, the length, etc. How to measure curtains & draperies

Step 1: Determine the width

Measure desired width across the window. Because not all windows are exactly square; measure the top, middle, and bottom.Panels will be gathered on the rod/pole so you will require extra fabric. Multiply the desired width times 2 or 3 (depending on desired fullness) and order the appropriate amount of panels to achieve this look.

Record the widest of the 3 measurements:_____inches to the nearest 1/8”.

Multiply this number x 2 (or 3) = _____. (order this width).

Step 2: Determine the length

Measure from the top where your panels will be hung to the desired length. Panels usually hang from the rod to the windowsill, apron, or floor.

Tip: If you select pinch-pleat draperies and will be hanging them with clips or other decorative accessories, youw ill need to adjust the height of your hardware to achieve the look you want.

__To windowsill:__

Record your measurement: _____inches to the nearest 1/8”. Subtract ½” from this number = ______. Order this length.

__To Apron:__

Record your measurement: ______inches to the nearest 1/8”. Order this length.

__To Floor:__

Record your measurement: ________inches to the nearest 1/8”. Subtract ½” from this number = _____. This is your length.