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## How do I calculate how much fabric I need for curtains?

There’s a simple calculation to work out how much curtain fabric you need. First, **multiply the track/pole width by your chosen fullness** (eg. Pole width 150cm x 2.5 = 375). Next, divide that figure by the fabric width, which is typically 137cm (375 divided by 137 = 2.73).

## How many yards of fabric do I need for 2 curtains?

Add 6 inches to your finished curtain length; each panel thus needs 90 inches of fabric length, for a total of 180 inches for both panels. Divide by 36 to get the final yardage (since there’s 36 inches in a yard), in this case, you will need a total of **5 yards** to make both panels.

## How many yards of fabric do I need for 108 curtains?

108-Inch Width

Using a fabric 108 inches wide means we only need to buy one width of the material. Multiplying the drop of 66 inches by the number of fabric widths gives us 66 inches. This equals 5.5 feet or 1.83 yards. Rounding up to the next full yard means these curtains require **2 yards** of fabric.

## How wide should I make my curtains?

Measure the width of the rod from left to right. A common rule for displaying curtains properly says the curtains finished width should be **at least 2 times the width of your window** (if not more – sheers can be 3 times the window width) to achieve a look of proper fullness.

## How much width of fabric do I need for pinch pleat curtains?

– A pinch pleat curtain requires more fabric to sew in the pleats as it gathers up tighter. As such you will require **2.5x the track width** or 150% fullness.

## How do you make curtains for beginners?

**How to Make Curtains**

- 1.Measure. If you’ve ever done a DIY, you probably know at this point that the first step is to measure—and that you should really measure twice before making the first cut! …
- Cut fabric. …
- Pin and sew one side. …
- Create lining hem. …
- Sew second side. …
- Flip curtain right-side out. …
- Create rod pocket. …
- Iron.

## How much long is a yard?

Really they want to know how many feet are in a yard. 1 yard is **3 feet long**. Remember the width can change. It could be 60″ wide, 72″ wide or even 102″ wide, but the length of a yard is always 36 inches or 3 feet.

## How much wider Should a curtain rod be than the window?

Additionally, be sure to choose a curtain rod that’s wider than your window. This allows curtains to be pulled completely to the side of the window and gives the appearance of a larger space. The rod itself should be **8 to 12 inches longer than the width of the window**, which allows for 4 to 6 inches on either side.

## How many curtains do I need for 2 windows?

Some people do three sections of curtains on double windows — one on each side and one in the middle. For this look you will need three to six panels. In most cases you will need **four panels** for a double window. If you want to go for the wispy look then you can get by with two panels.