Made to Measure
If we are not able to source a fabric for you, we are happy for you to supply us with your own fabric for our made to measure products. Please contact us
and we can provide you with a quotation.
Our Roman Blinds are made with pockets for rods to pass through, which creates the “waterfall” effect. The blinds are hand sewn where necessary to avoid visible stitching on the face of the blind. The tops have a strip of Velcro which attaches the blind to its headrail. The blind is supplied complete with a choice of headrail or traditional wooden batten, ready for fixing.
Our curtains are hand finished, with weights in the hem and proper mitred corners. Seams are pressed flat and side seams are stitched in such a way that the curtain will hang tidily without “bagging”. Use of good quality linings and interlinings helps ensure that the curtain hangs and dresses well.
Our pelmets are made from 6mm (1/4 inch) ply, covered with interlining before being upholstered.
Straight pelmets: 30cm height, returns are 12.5cm front to back
Shaped pelmets: 40cm height at sides, decreasing to 30cm. Returns are 12.5cm cm front to back
Supplied with a pelmet board and uncorded track with fixing brackets.
Maximum width for pelmets: 300cm.
When measuring for curtains with pelmets, allow for the curtains hanging within the pelmet being about 4cm narrower overall than the span of the pelmet, within which the curtains are fitted.
Delivery to UK mainland only.
Our headboards are individually made to order using a strong composite board with a layer of combustion modified foam. A layer of wadding is then laid over the foam base with a fire retardant barrier cloth as a lining. Your fabric is upholstered on top of this lining. The front edge of the headboard is piped for a neat finish and the back is lined too. The headboard is supplied with a choice of either a wall batten for fixing to the wall or struts for attaching to the bed.
Our cushions are individually made, with overlocked seams and high quality zips which do not jam. They include high quality 100% duck feather cushion pads, giving a superior look and feel. We can also offer microfibre pads as an alternative – people with allergies may prefer these. Please contact us
if you would prefer microfibre fillings.
Fullness refers to the ratio of the finished width of curtains to the pole or track width. We will make your curtains to an appropriate fullness for your selected curtain heading style, but depending on the look you are trying to achieve you may want to choose less full or more full curtains.
We use high quality cotton linings for all our made to measure products. These linings are available to buy separately, see our linings range
. You can also order samples of linings.
Standard linings: A high quality 100% cotton lining which is treated to be resistant to sunlight.
Interlining: Set between fabric and lining, an interlining gives a richer, fuller, warmer and more luxurious drape.
Bonded interlining: A more economic choice but less effective than traditional interlining. Features a cotton lining bonded to a man-made interlining.
Blackout linings: Blackout linings tend to be a bit springy, but ours is one of the softest.
We recommend that you do not wash curtains and blinds either in the washing machine or by hand, even if the fabric is listed as washable. Washing can cause distortion and shrinkage. Instead, vacuum clean in situ, employ a home cleaning specialist or take to a specialist dry cleaner.
The measurement between any point in a fabric's pattern and the point at which that same point in the pattern is repeated.
The way in which the pattern matches to the next piece of fabric. Usually a "straight match" sometimes a "half-drop" where the join is half way up the pattern, or "staggered", where the join is at some other interval.
Many fabrics, especially those intended for upholstery, undergo a Martindale Test (or “rub test”). This involves the fabric being placed in a rig and mechanically rubbed until the point at which threads in the fabric begin to break or the pile of the fabric has completely worn off.
We don’t state the exact rub test for each fabric, but instead label the fabric usage as Occasional, General or Contract Upholstery. Fabrics within these categories will generally have rub tests as follows:
Occasional – 5,000 to 20,000 rubs
General – 20,000 to 40,000 rubs
Contract – over 40,000 rubs
Some fabrics, such as lightweight silks, sheers and voiles are not suitable for upholstery. Otherwise, a fabric’s suitability for upholstery depends on the environment in which it is being used. All fabrics suitable for upholstery on this website are listed as suitable for Occasional, General, or Contract Upholstery. Occasional Upholstery may be a bedroom chair, General Upholstery could be for a sofa or arm chair, Contract Upholstery is suitable for heavy domestic use or commercial environments such as a hotel or restaurant.
With any upholstery it’s important to comply with Fire Regulations
, as some fabrics may require the addition of chemical treatment or a fire proof barrier cloth.
Some fabrics will fade over time, especially if exposed to direct sunlight. Silks are particularly liable to fading.