About Your Custom Curtains Online
Sometimes, you need some flexibility when it comes to home curtains and fixed dimensions won't fit. That's why bespoke made to measure curtains allow you to enhance any space, from small cottage windows to large patio doors. Depending on your existing curtain rail, you can choose from 3 hanging styles; metal eyelets in 2 sizes, wire hanging or tape heading. Custom curtains, online designed and printed with your original art on one side can instantly transform the ambience of a room, and they also provide a stunning backdrop to photographs.
At a glance...
Bespoke sized curtains
3 hanging styles
4 lining options
Fire rated fabric
10 year guarantee
Custom dimensions: Max 4000 x 4000 cm
Handmade in UK
How to Make Your Custom Curtains Online
Before we can make anything, we need the dimensions of the space you're looking to fill. So that your bespoke made to measure curtains don't look like a flat sheet when pulled to, you'll need to consider the pleating and ruffles when calculating your width. For tape heading, we suggest 2x the area of your window or stage space, and 1.8x the area for eyelets. See Design Tips for further information.
Using dye-sublimation, your custom curtains have a deep, rich and vibrant print as the fibres fuse deep into the Suede Vision fabric fibres. Cut to size and hemmed by hand, everything is finished to an exceptionally high quality.
The curtains are fire rated and water repellent, so you can wipe down with a mildly damp cloth to clean and remove any dust.
NB: If you are making curtains for a non domestic setting, eg College or public space, it will be a requirement that the curtains are certified as fire rated. We offer a fire rated front single layer and a fire rated lining too so you can have 1 or 2 layer fire rated to BS 5867 - 2:2008 Fabrics for curtains, drapes, and window blinds. Be sure to order the FR version (FR stands for Fire Rated) in the options.
When calculating the dimensions of your custom curtains online, please make sure you account for ruffles/pleats/fullness.
Tape heading example: Window is 2m wide. 2 x 2 = 4m of fabric.
Eyelets example: Window is 2m wide. 2 x 1.8 = 3.6m of fabric.
Just to be safe, we'd advise considering an additional 1cm of fabric all around, for hemming and in the case of fabric shrinkage. Fabric shrinkage can be 2-6%, so please take this into consideration. For sizes above 150 cm, we might have to stitch multiple panels together to produce the curtain. We will contact you via email to get your confirmation before we print and produce.
Please Note: Allow 12 cm at the top of your design for eyelets
How does this product enhance my...
Bespoke home curtains completely transform a room and look incredible. Design them to complement your existing home decor, and create a coherent design aesthetic, or print fun cartoon characters and shapes for an original idea for children's bedrooms and help them to get a good night's sleep.
If you own a boutique clothing store and want to decorate your changing rooms, design custom curtains with your logo and a quote about feeling good and looking good. Another idea is to create dramatic stage curtains for the theatre and give guests a lasting impression when it's final curtains.
Home furnishings are a huge market to tap into, and everybody is looking for ways to make their decor original. These faux suede customised curtains are a grand way to display your art and help people curate their dream home. Plus, there's so many things to customise to make your offering unique.
Frequently asked questions:
What are the lining options?
You can choose unlined, which is just your fire rated suede vision curtain, blackout lined, ivory lined or super warm interlining that has wadding and ivory lining.
What are the hanging options?
Choose from stylish metal eyelets in either black or chrome in 2 different sizes, wire hanging or pencil tape heading, which allows you to use your existing runners.
Does it come with a guarantee?
Your custom curtains are an exceptional piece of craftsmanship and come with a 10 year guarantee on the permanent print quality, fabric quality and the stitching finish.
Browse Designer Home Curtains
From cute illustrations to magnificent mural inspired prints, our #ContradoCreative artists have designed their own lines of custom curtains. If your home needs a doorway with artistic flair, browse this eclectic range now.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.