What is the Reason to Buy Made to
Window Curtains? Measure Bay
You should read this article carefully first before you think to buy bay window curtains online or else where to save yourself a lot of heartache.
I think you have probably discovered you can't buy ready made curtains wide enough to fit bays properly if it comes to shopping for bay curtains. They just don't make wide curtains to fit around a bay window.
You should believe me that curtains with less than double width in the fabric look terrible. They end up looking almost flat on your window when closed together.
Consequently be careful even if you love the curtain fabric, the color, or the curtain designs. Don't buy them if each curtain panel width is not the full width of your bay window. You will be just wasting your money.
Even if you did find a pair of curtains wide enough. I guarantee they would not be in the color or style you want. So the best thing to do is to buy curtains online that are made to measure.
I know you're thinking it is going to cost a lot more, and you're right...... to a certain degree!
Nevertheless, when comparing the cost of made to measure curtains against quality ready made curtains. The cost difference is not big enough in my opinion to justify buying ready made curtains that just are not the right size.
These curtains in the window treatment photo just above shows a pair of curtains that are made to fit this bay window exactly. Each curtain has two and a half widths of fabric that come at 54 inches wide.
These curtains are made with a curtain interlining to give them "body" as it is a light fabric. The side seams and curtain hems are all hand sewn for a quality finish and better draping qualities. They also have small weights in the hems at the corners and seems. This helps keep them hanging beautifully.
The curtain heading is created using a three inch pencil pleat tape. When made up and allowing for seam allowances this makes a finished curtain width of 130 inches.