How to Measure

Tips for Panel and Valance Rod Pocket Treatments

For curtain panels or valances with a pocket for gathering or shirring onto a curtain rod.

How to Measure 1

1) To determine width:

• Measure the width of each window you plan to decorate.*

• Round measurement to the nearest inch and multiply by 2 or 3, depending on the desired amount of gathering (fullness) you want.

• Divide this number by the width of the curtain pair, panel, or valance to determine how many to purchase. Round to the nearest whole number.

Width of Window x 2 (or 3) ÷ Width of Curtain or Valance = ________.

How to Measure 2

To Determine Length:

• Measurement is from the top of the rod.

• Popular Curtain Lengths

2) 63 inches - hangs to windowsill on most windows
3) 84 inches - hangs to floor on most windows
4) 95 inches - for use on taller windows or to puddle on the floor

• Move rod up or down to adjust for the length of the Curtain Panel.


*Important Note
Because not all windows are exactly the same, measure each window separately.