Thursday, November 4, 2010

How Wide Should My Curtain Rod Pocket Be?

Curtain Rod Pocket Sizes
Here is some guidelines for sewing your pocket the perfect size when shirring a curtain onto a curtain rod of various shapes and sizes. You can also use this guide when selecting ready made curtains to purchase.
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  1. Rod Size    2” Wood pole
  2. Pocket        4-4 1/2”
  3. Take-up      2”
  1. Rod Size    1 3/8”  Round Pole
  2. Pocket        2 1/2-3”
  3. Take-up      1 3/8”
  1. Rod Size     1 1/2” D-Profile Poles
  2. Pocket         2 3/4-3”
  3. Take-up       1 1/4”
  1. Rod Size      3/4” Round Rod
  2. Pocket         1 1/2”
  3. Take-up       3/4”
  1. Rod Size      Oval Curtain Rod
  2. Pocket          1 1/2”
  3. Take-up        3/8”
  1. Rod Size      7/16” & 1/2” Curtain Rods
  2. Pocket         1”   
  3. Take-up        7/16”-1/2”
  1. Rod Size      2 1/2” Wide Curtain Rod
  2. Pocket         3-3 1/2”
  3. Take-up        3/8”
  1. Rod Size      4 1/2” Wide Curtain Rod
  2. Pocket         5-5 1/2”
  3. Take-up        3/8”
Take-up - The distance the drapery is shortened when shirred through a rod pocket. Equal to rod thickness.

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