In matters of custom Curtains, size does matter. Unless you know how to measure and specify accurate curtain sizes, your windows may look less than loved. To help our customer measure curtain sizes accurately for best possible look, our in-house stylists bring you a detailed guide on how to measure curtains. We hope the tips below will help you provide us with accurate specifications for your new curtains from Make My Curtain. If you have any questions about sizing, please don’t hesitate to contact us at


MMC TIP #1: For the most accurate measurements for curtain lengths and widths, use a steel tape measure. A fabric or plastic tape can stretch over time and will not provide the accurate reading you require to obtain perfect specifications.

MMC TIP #2: Most fabric bolts come in standard widths of 48 Inches. This means that most non-pinch pleat curtain panels more than 20 inches wide and pinch pleat panels more than 19 inches wide.

MMC TIP #3: We do *not* require measurements for your windows, frames, poles or tracks. Instead, when ordering from Make My Curtain, please enter the precise final sizes of the ready curtain panels you’d like us to stitch.

MMC TIP #4: Prices on our site are per curtain panel, *NOT* per pair. To get a pair, please purchase 2 units.

MMC TIP #5: Our specification form on ordering pages refers to ‘Inches’ measurements. For example, if you’d like to specify curtain Height of 86.50 inches, please choose “86” under “Height” specification 

MMC TIP #6: If you’re measuring for more than one window, measure each one individually – never assume that your windows are the same size, even if they may look alike.

When it comes to hanging curtains, there’s no room for error. Always double-check your measurements to make sure they’re correct, especially if you’re investing in custom tailored curtains!