Made-to-measure blinds measuring guide

 

Our made to measure service offers a speedy 7 working day turnaround for blinds or curtains made to your specification, in the fabric of your choice.

You can order swatches online, and then to buy visit our shops, or email 7dayfurnishings_bluewater@johnlewis.co.uk, or call
0345 610 0357.

Follow the instructions below to help you place your order, so you can be sure to supply accurate measurements. We also have a number of video guides to help you measure up and fit your blinds - watch them here

Measuring inside a window recess

  • First ensure that the recess your blind is going into is not obstructed in any way so the blind can hang freely when fully extended.
  • Make sure the recess is at least 75mm (3 inches) deep, otherwise it will not be able to accommodate the operating mechanism.
  • Measure the total width from A to B and the length from C to D (See diagram 1). Do this in several places to allow for any slight variation or irregularity in your windows.
  • Make a note of the narrowest of these measurements, to the nearest millimetre using a metal tape measure.

Watch videos about how to measure up and how to fit blinds

Measuring outside a window recess

  • Decide how far you want the fabric to overlap on all sides – we recommend this should be at least 45mm (1 ¾ inches)
  • For roller blinds, add a further 38mm (1 ½ inches) for the winding mechanism
  • Carefully measure the width from E to F (see diagram 2). Measure from G to H to the length you require.
  • Make a note of these measurements to the nearest millimetre using a metal tape measure.

Watch videos about how to measure up and how to fit blinds