How to Measure and Hang Eyelet Curtains

About Eyelet Curtains

This Guide is intended for Ready To Hang or Ready Made Eyelet Curtains. For Custom Made Eyelet Curtains visit Custom Made Eyelet Curtains

Eyelet Curtains have a row of eyelets, usually metal, which can vary in diameter. This type of curtain is only to be hung with curtain rods — no tracks. Keep in mind that the curtain rod you use should be 32mm in diameter or less, otherwise the curtain will not glide smoothly along the rod when pulled open or closed.

Eyelet curtains give a much softer, wider fold than curtains with other header styles. They are easy to hang and easy to take down, which makes washing them very easy. They also have a modern, simple look that suits almost any room setting, which is why they have become one of the most popular curtain types today.

Our eyelets are:

  • Chrome Silver coloured eyelets to reflect the colour of your rod
  • 40mm in diameter
  • Made for curtain rods up to 32 mm

Buying the Correct Size

Measuring for ready made eyelet curtains is very simple. There is no need for exact or precise measurements.

  1. Measure the approx. window width.
  2. Double the width to determine the total curtain width you need for your window. If you are using just one curtain and pulling it to one side, then the total width of this one curtain should be close to the number you just calculated.
  3. You should buy a pair with a total width close to this measurement — 20% smaller or bigger than that measurement is fine. The bigger the curtains, the more folds the curtain will have, and the fuller it will look.
  4. Measure from the top of the window to the floor. You will be hanging the rod above the window, and the height above the window will depend on the length of the curtain. Just make sure that you buy curtains that have a length of 2cm - 3cm greater than the height from the top of your rod to the floor or where ever you want the curtain to stop. This allows for the eyelet that is sewn 2-3cm below the top of the curtain.


Window Size (width)

Curtain Size (Panel Width)

100cm to 140cm

120cm (X 2 panels)

100cm to 180cm

140cm (X 2 panels)

120cm to 180cm

165cm (X 2 panels)

160cm to 220cm

180cm (X 2 panels)

210cm to 280cm

240cm (X 2 panels)

280cm to 400cm

300cm (X 2 panels)


Why not combine several smaller curtains together to cover wider windows? You need close to double your window width, but you don’t need to limit yourself to one or two curtains. Why not use four curtains — two on each side? Most people will not be able to tell that you have several panels, and QuickFit often offers custom curtains like this. Remember, the smaller the curtain, the easier it is to wash!

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