# How much material for curtains calculator?

If you’re wondering how much fabric you need to make curtains, you’re in luck. This helpful guide will walk you through a simple process for calculating the amount of fabric you’ll need to make curtains for your home.

Summary

To calculate how much material you will need for curtains, you will need to know the following measurements:

– The width of the window
– The length of the window
– The width of the header
– The length of the header
– The width of the rod
– The type of pleat you want to use

Once you have all of those measurements, you can plug them into a curtain calculator to get the exact amount of material you will need.

## How do I calculate how many curtains I need?

If you want to hang curtains in your home, you’ll first need to determine how many panels you need. To do this, simply divide the total width of your window by the width of a single curtain panel. For a fuller, more luxurious look, you can multiply the width of your window by 25 to 3.

In order to calculate the amount of material you will need to fill a given area, you will need to measure the width, length, and depth of that area. Once you have those numbers, you can either write them down or draw them out on paper so that you have a good visual aid.

### How to figure out how much fabric you need for pinch pleat curtains

Pinch pleat curtains are a popular choice for many because they add a touch of formality and sophistication to a room. However, they can require more fabric to sew in the pleats, as they gather up tighter. As such, you will require 25x the track width or 150% fullness. But the results are worth it, as pinch pleat curtains can really elevate the look of a space.

For standard width panels, the finished length of curtains plus 16 inches divided by 36 equals the number of yards required. Add one extra yard (or one vertical repeat of the fabric) per pair if using a large print fabric.

## How many curtains do I need for a 120 inch window?

For a 120 inch window, you need curtains with a finished width at least 15 times that, but better are those with twice that width and even three times the width for sheers. Therefore, for a 120 inch window, you need two panels of 120 inches each for twice the width and a luxurious gather.

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## How much is a 1 yard of fabric?

A yard is always 36 inches or 3 feet long, no matter the width. The width could be 60 inches, 72 inches, or 102 inches, but the length will always be 3 feet.

2 yards of fabric is the same as 72″, 6 feet, 18288 meters (rounded down to 18m), and 18288cm.

I held 2 yards of fabric behind a 5ft 8″ (173cm), XS mannequin. It’s about 4 times her shoulder width.

Remember, the ‘2 yard’ measurement is only describing the length.

### How much fabric do I need for pleats

Each pleat takes three times its width in fabric in order to create the pleat, the underfold, and the underlay. In other words, each pleat is three layers thick. So, to create a 1” pleat, you’ll need 3” of fabric.

We suggest using 6 pleats for every fabric width used to make the curtain panel. For example, if you have used 2 widths of fabric to make your panel, we would recommend 12 pleats. If you have used 15 widths, we would recommend 9 pleats.

## How are DIY curtains measured?

Your track width should be around 2360 mm (1810 + 30% = 2360).

A yardage chart is a great way to ensure that you have enough fabric to complete your project. This chart is for a standard window pair of basic drapery panels at 25x fullness. To determine how much fabric you will need, simply find the finished length of your project in the left column and then follow that row to the right to find the amount of fabric required for solids and small prints, or medium prints (v-repeat up to 12″).

### How do you calculate curtain panels

When measuring for window panels, it is important to account for the width of the window casing. Add 6″ to each side of the opening, for a total of 12″, and divide this number by the number of panels you want to order.

One yard is equivalent to three feet. Therefore, one yard is equal to nine square feet. In other words, 18 square feet is equal to two yards.

## How many inches on each side of window for curtains?

When choosing a curtain rod for your window, make sure to leave 4 to 10 inches of space from the edge of the window casing to the end of the curtain rod on each side. This will ensure that your drapes are open during the day and aren’t obstructed by the window frame.

When choosing curtains for a window, be sure to account for the width of the window when the curtains are open. The curtains should be about 25% wider than the width of the window to account for this.

## Warp Up

To calculate how much material you need for your curtains, you will need to know the following measurements: