# CURTAIN FABRIC CALCULATION

### What You'll Need:

• Curtain tape (we stock several styles of heading tape to select from)
• Scissors
• Ruler or measuring tape
• Pins Dressmaking square
• Tailor's chalk or pencil

Making your own curtains is a great way to save money and design a one-of-a-kind feature that adds a personal touch to your room.

## INSTRUCTIONS

A - Number of Fabric drops required

B - Drop length

C - Total Fabric meterage required

D - Total curtain tape meterage required

Example based on: 150cm wide window

x 240cm window drop length

Using a 150cm wide plain fabric

1.5 x fullness

### Step 1

Measure the width of your window, and multiply it by 1.5 fullness (or 2.5 fullness for pleats) + seam allowance = 'A'

1.5 window width x 1.5 fullness = 2.25 (round to the nearest whole number)

3 drops required (A)

### Step 2

Measure the drop of your window and add a 30cm seam allowance = (B) + 30cm seam allowance = (B)

2.4 + 30cm = 2.7m

2.7m (B)

A pattern repeat will change the amount of fabric required per drop.

To calculate:

Total drop Length (B) +30cm

Divide by the pattern repeat, and then round this to the nearest whole number.

Multiply this number by the pattern repeat

This gives you the new Drop length (B)

### Step 3

A x B = C

3 x 2.7m = 8.1m (C)

### Step 4

A X Fabric width (150cm)

3 x 1.5 = 4.5 (D)

In summary:

8.1m of fabric is required 4.5m of curtain tape is required.