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Calculating Yardage for Solid Draperies Instructions

  • Introduction

    Calculate fabric yardage for proper fitting drapes
    Reduce wasted fabric
    Don't come up short

  • Hardware

     

    Install hardware first
    Place rod 4" above the window frame
    Rod should extend 4" beyond the window frame on each side

  • Measure

    Use a metal tape measure
    Measure each window

  • Desired Length

    Measure length from rod top to where draperies should end at the bottom
    Add 6" to 8" to "puddle" draperies
    Decorator tools
    Sheers

  • Length

    Cut length = desired length + 8" hem allowance + 8" header allowance

  • Width

    Width of rod + 7" for overlap = finished width
    Add 18" for double traverse rods for returns and overlap

  • Fullness

    Determined desired fullness
    2, 2 1/2 or 3:1

  • Number of Panels

    Finished width x fullness / fabric width = number of panels needed

  • Number of Panels

    Finished width x fullness / fabric width = number of panels needed

 

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