Bedford Curtains
Made to measure Curtains, and alterations

Curtains in Bedford

Made to Measure, and shortened

We offer made to measure curtains, and repair/alteration services for your existing curtains.  If you’ve found the  perfect fabric through John Lewis, Dunelm Mill or any online outlet, and then come to us for a free quote.  We can make your curtains using fabric from your chosen supplier, at around 25-40% cheaper than high-street prices.

Made to Measure Curtains

Made to measure curtains using your choice of fabric.   Curtains are made here in Bedford by our experienced team.   Options include premium blackout lining, pencil pleat and eyelet finishes. Prices start at under £100.  See below for how to get a quote.

Shorten Curtains

Prices start at just £10 per meter (*width) to shorten curtains.  We charge per meter width, £10 p/m for unlined, and £14 p/m for lined.   Example: to shorten a pair of curtains, 3 meters wide is £42 (3x£14).

Reline, or re-purpose

We can bring new life to your old curtains.  Whether you need them relined, swapped from pencil-pleat to eyelets, or lengthened, we can help.  Visit us for friendly advice and a no-obligation quote.

Bedford Curtains


You can email us at at for a free no-obligation quote. We’ll need the following information:

Required Width -This is usually the length of the curtain rail (or pole), being slightly wider than the window/door frame.
Required Drop -This is the total drop (length) of the curtain and depends on the requirement. <br/> E.g. do you want the pole hidden? if so measure 3.5cm from above the pole. Do you want the curtains to ’float’ across the floor, or be tucked in behind a radiator.
Gather -Most curtains have a gather of ×1.5 to ×1.8. This means that for a single curtain width of 1 meter, we use 1.8 meter width of fabric, to create the ’gather’ effect. With no gather, the curtain would be a flat sheet.
Lining -We recommend our premium Ivory Blackout lining, but you can provide your own, or request a particular lining.
Finish -Most curtains are pencil pleat (hooks) or eyelets (available in a range of colours)
Pattern Repeat -If you’ve chosen a floral or patterned fabric, it probably has a repeating pattern every 50cm to 95cm. If so, let us know, so that we can factor this into the calculations.
*IMPORTANT:  All curtains are made to a tolerance of roughly 2cm.  Whilst we try very hard to meet your exact measurements, the combination of materials, lining and cutting means that curtains won’t be mm accurate.  Our average tolerance is under 1cm.

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Made to measure curtains in bedford

WE DON’T SELL MATERIAL:  We don’t want to limit your choice of fabrics, so we invite you to shop anywhere for your perfect curtain fabric.  Dunelm Mill, John Lewis and many online retailers have a wonderful selection of fabrics.  Once you’ve found the right fabric, speak to us, and we’ll provide a free quote and suggest how much material you require.

BUT WE DO MAKE WONDERFUL CURTAINS:  Based on your fabric, we can make made-to-measure curtains tailored for your room.  We have premium ivory blackout lining in stock, and can finish the curtains as pencil-pleat or eyelet.  If there’s any spare fabric, we can make some matching cushion covers too!

WE ARE COMPETITIVELY PRICED:  You’ll usually find us cheaper and FASTER than our competitors for creating your made-to-measure curtains.  Our usually turn-around time is under 2 weeks.  Based on customer feedback, we believe we’re 25%-40% cheaper for curtains made-to-measure.

LOCAL CURTAIN MAKING. All our curtain making, alterations, relining and repairs are done within Bedford by our experienced team.

INSTALLATION: Please note that we don’t have the team or insurance to install new curtain rails and curtain poles.   Anything involving drilling, hammering or climbing up wobbly ladders is out of scope.  Sorry!!



  • What an amazing, talented, lady!! Friendly and professional service!! Altered my beautiful dress to make it fit perfectly! My dress was ready 2 days before the date suggested and an outstanding job was done, wouldn't have been able to tell it'd been altered! Thank you so much!! Will definitely use the services again!!

  • I have used Bedford Alterations previously for a bridesmaid dress alteration and knew they would be able to help with another bridesmaid dress I needed taking up. The work is suburb and all the ladies are so friendly!! A HUGE thank you!! I would recommend to anyone

  • Anna saw me out of hours on a Sunday for a fitting and my dress was finished by Monday evening ready for me to collect Tuesday. Reasonably priced and very friendly. Would highly recommend.

  • I've had a pair of bedroom curtains shortened & a broken skirt zip replaced by Bedford Alterations. Excellent service & workmanship, can't recommend them highly enough. Very lucky to have such a great business on our doorstep!

  • Love with every stitch! Anna and her team are amazing. I have had many dresses and tops altered by them for various reasons but, my latest trip to have the sleeves and neck line on my fav dress moved has been by far the best!