Then it hit me. There is something not to love about custom draperies. It’s the one thing that almost everyone who wants custom draperies doesn’t know how to do, but should…and that’s how to properly measure your ceiling heights and window dimensions for drapery panel width, length, and rod fitting. I mean, is there anything more nerve wrecking then trying to figure that out and make sure your calculations are right?!! It’s not like we’re the ones making the drapes, and probably have never had to measure such things before. Besides, many of us don’t know our way around a sewing machine anyway, so what would we know about finished lengths?
As I left Curtain Call, I realized that something must be done about this. So I’ve created a cheat sheet, so to speak, to assist those of you who may be considering custom draperies. This way, you’ve got something to take with you on your drapery consultations. Even if you can’t complete the calculations for your finished lengths and widths, you’ll at least be able to provide accurate measurements of your windows and ceiling heights for an accurate estimate of yardage and labor from your seamstress.
So check out our blog The Stitch & Scissor at lsfabrics.com/blog and hopefully these directions will help you out!
- Lewis & Sheron Textile Co.present
Over 70 Years and Still Decorating...
Lewis & Sheron Textiles was founded in 1944 and, over half a century later, we’re still the home fabrics store Atlanta families trust. That’s because family is what sets us apart—Lewis & Sheron has been American family owned and operated for four generations. Along the way, we’ve built longstanding relationships with our community, our vendors and our customers, and a legacy of delivering the highest quality and largest selection of decorator fabrics, trim and upholstery with a personal touch.
Today, Lewis & Sheron Textiles continues to offer only 1st quality, re-orderable designer fabrics—never close-outs or 2nd-quality products—both online and at our 60,000 sq. ft. store in Atlanta. Thanks to our long history, no other store comes close to offering the knowledge, selection and personalized service we provide. We simply love what we do, and it shows.
Located in Atlanta’s Westside District, Lewis & Sheron was voted into the Best of Atlanta Hall of Fame, along with only 25 companies including the Atlanta Braves, Pike Family Nurseries, The Varsity, and The Center for Puppetry Arts.lsfabrics.com