Custom Curtains & Drapes

Choosing fabrics for your custom curtains and drapes can be a daunting task. Heavy weight fabrics create a more sumptuous look; light weight fabrics allow your room a more “open” feel. What kind of furnishing will decorate the room you want to curtain? Since curtains are a long-term investment, you want to make a choice you can live with.

Swatches of most fabrics are available. If a swatch isn’t available, ask for a small sample to be cut from the bolt. At home, under your own lighting, you can get a better idea of how your fabric will look with your furnishing.

Custom curtains can be made in a variety of styles. Some styles are more suited to bedrooms, others for living rooms. There’s no reason why you have to stay with one style throughout the home.

Curtain Fabrics and Measurements

Custom DesignedGet some good advice on how to measure for the styles you chose. Measurements must allow for the header and hem. Since the weight of the hem determines how the custom curtains will hang, a lightweight fabric will require more hem than a heavier fabric. Sheers may need an extra large hem or a doubled hem.

An experienced maker of custom curtains will be able to advise you on how much material is required to cover your windows. Hanna’s Design & Alterations can help you make these calculations and then provide you with quality sewn custom drapes and curtains that will adorn your home for years to come.