Calculating Drapery Yardage

Estimated Measurements for Curtains

Length of Panels

Description

____________

finished length (inches)

+ 16″

for hems

+ ____________

repeat of design (inches)

= ____________

length needed for (1) “panel” in inches

 

 

Number of Panels

 

____________

width of window + moldings (inches)

x 2.5

for normal gathering/ pleating fullness & hems & “stack”

= ____________

fabric width needed for curtain

/ 54″

(or correct width of fabric)

+ ____________

number of panels (round this number UP to the next whole number.

 

 

Yardage Needed

 

____________

length for (1) panel (inches)

x ____________

number of panels

= ____________

inches of fabric needed

/ 36″

to convert to yards

= ____________

yards needed for (1) window

* Please note that these measurements are estimations. The total amount needed for your project may very slightly. Please consult a professional if you are unsure. Fabric Town accepts no responsibility for imprecise measurements.