Window Measuring Guide


MEASURING WINDOW WIDTH
1. Measure the window in three different places. The top, middle, and bottom. (This may be necessary because not all windows are perfectly square.)
2. Take the widest of the 3 measurements, and round it to the nearest 1/8 inch.
3. Multiply this width by 2 or 3, depending on desired fullness.
4. Order this Width.

MEASURING WINDOW LENGTH
1. Measure length requires a decision of where to have the bottom of the curtain. The three choices are to the window’s sill, apron, or the floor.
2. This link shows where the windowsill and apron are.
3. Once you have decided where to have your curtain fall, follow the directions according to your decision.

MEASURING TO THE WINDOWSILL
1. Measure from where your curtain will be hung to the windowsill, and round it to the nearest 1/8 inch.
2. Subtract 1/2 inch from this number. (Typically curtains hang this far above the windowsill)
3. Order this Length.

MEASURING TO THE APRON
1. Measure from where your curtain will be hung to the apron, and round to the nearest 1/8 inch.
2. Order this Length.

MEASURING TO THE FLOOR
1. Measure from where your curtain will be hung to the floor, and round to the nearest 1/8 inch.
2. Subtract 1/2 inch from this number. (Curtains can become damaged if they brush against the floor.)
3. Order this Length.

*MEASURING TIPS

Measure each window. If more than one window is going to be covered, make sure each individual window is measured. Don’t assume measurements on multiple windows will be the same.

Use a metal measuring tape. Cloth and other measuring tapes are flexible and can stretch, giving an inaccurate measurement.

If the window you are measuring is away from your computer, printing these directions can make the process much easier. Round all measurements to the nearest 1/8-inch to make sure the perfect amount of material is ordered. Draw a Picture. Draw a picture of your window on a blank sheet of paper.

Label each measurement on this picture. This may help keeping track of the measurements easier.

Window Measuring Ruler Window Measuring Chart