How To Measure

MEASURING FOR PELMETS

 

Made to Measure Buckram Pelmets: Will suit either bay or straight windows.

These are fitted onto a board with velcro (mitred at the corner of each inter section for bays), the board would need to be at least 6" deep to allow clearance for the curtains, and can either be top fixed to the ceiling or face fixed into the wall. The board is covered in either matching fabric to the pelmet or Lining.

 

  • Install the board first.
  • Use a steel tape measure (if it is not steel it may stretch and give in accurate measurements).

 

Board & Track:

 

  • Measure board or valance track from A-B, B-C, and C-D for width of pelmet.

  • The drop of a pelmet is usually a sixth of the curtain drop.

 

 

Buckram Shaped Pelmet with braid to edge.

 

 

Buckram Shaped Pelmet with braid to edge.

 

Various different shapes are also available, with different trimmings to finish.


Made to Measure Plywood Pelmets: Will suit straight windows
Flexi ply pelmets can also be made for bay windows

These are made from ply wood and would need to be at least 6" deep to allow clearance for the curtains, and can either be top fixed to the ceiling or face fixed into the wall. The pelmet is then padded and then upholstered with the chosen fabric.

  • Use a steel tape measure (if it is not steel it may stretch and give in accurate measurements).

  • Measure to get the width of the pelmet allowing for at least a 6" return at each end.

  • The drop of a pelmet is usually a sixth of the curtain drop.

 

Board, Track & Lath: Will suit straight windows
Flexi laths can also be made for bay windows

These are made with a 4" board (mitred at the corner of each inter section for bays) with the track placed on the under side of the board at the front and then covered by the fascia (lath). The board and lath would then be covered in matching fabric to the curtains.


This will then conceal the track when the curtains are open.
Measure as board instructions above.

 

 

Swags, tails & Jabots: Will suit either bay or straight windows

These are fitted onto a board with velcro and then tacked to hold in place. The number of swags depends on the width of the window but the swag drop is usually a sixth of the curtain drop.


A tail would then be fixed at each end, these would usually measure 40% of the overall drop.
Another option would be to have a jabot (small tail) in-between each swag or a rosette at the top of each tail; various other styles can also be made upon request.

 

They can have trimming or piping to finish or just left with a plain and simple finish.

The swags give a fuller look when interlined and the tails and jabots are lined with a contrast colour.

 

 

 

 


 
 

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