made to measure curtains for a patio door

One of the most common questions we get asked is……..

“How much does it cost to have curtains and blinds made to measure?” 

Made to measure curtains can cost as little as £300, or as much as £1000+ 

Why such a big difference in price? 

Basically, it boils down to there being many factors that go into the price of made to measure curtains. 

What things that influence the cost of made to measure curtains? 

Things like fabric choice, lining choice, drop, width, style and finish need to be considered before a final price can be given.

Fabric prices can range anywhere between £13 per metre to £100s per metre, linings and interlinings vary in price as well. 

A simple pair of lined pencil pleat gather headed curtains would take a lot less materials and time to make than the same pair of pencil pleat gather headed curtains that have hand stitched interlining and thermal lining in them. 

However, by adding a layer of interlining you have transformed the visible drape, weight and feel of the curtains. 

You have now added a luxury finish. 

So basically….

On a sliding scale the cost of made to measure curtains starts with unlined, machined pencil pleat gather curtains at the lowest end, then continues to rise in cost as you add those extra touches.

Things like interlining or black out lining.

Eyelets or hand finished pleats demand more time, fabrics and hardware.

Even the act of adding to the length of the track will add to the cost of the curtains. 

In summary….

So whilst it is impossible to say how much your made to measure curtains will cost, you can reasonably expect to pay more than double the price than for “off the shelf “ ready made curtains, BUT they will be tailor made perfectly to your window’s measurements and finish will be ten times better than you can imagine. 

Please visit our Surbiton showroom to see our display of curtains, blinds and fabrics. or call 020 8399 3293 for more information. or click here to contact us.

We offer a full service from our FREE at home measuring and consultation service, through to curtain and blind fitting. 

Comments: 3

  1. We are looking to decorate our windows on our new property. And don’t know anything about curtains and how much they cost.
    Fabric: Mid range fabric £10-£30
    Plain Ivory/ skyblue/ yellow/mustard or duck egg colour
    Style: pencil pleat
    2 bedrooms: track length 190cm Drop 240 (for each room) BLACKOUT
    Living room track length 280cm Drop 240cm THERMAL CURTAIN
    Kitchen blind inside recess with skirting board at the bottom width 153cm Drop 220cm
    What’s your labour cost?
    How much is the fabric?
    How are the blackout and thermal materials?

  2. Please could you give me a quote to take up two pairs of curtains width 57”x 4 (just under 6 metres).
    They are not lined, the back of the material is blackout.
    I’m based in Dorking.
    Thank you

  3. Hi there , im thinking of having some light weight curtains made , with the wave heading i think i need 14 widths of fabric in all as the window is approx 7 metres wide !! not sure of the drop yet but approx 95 inches drop .
    Is it possible to give me some idea of cost so i can decide if that the way i want to go
    Many thanks

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