How to Calculate Yardage for Solid Draperies

 

Step One - Solid Drapes

Finished length  ____________

Hems & headers   ____12"______+

Cut length =____________

 

Step Two - Solid Drapes

Return from wall 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4"  ___________+

Overlap    _____4"_____+

Finished Width of Rod       =___________

 

Step Three - Solid Drapes

Finished width of rod - Step 2 __________

Fullness of Drape 2, 2 1/2 or 3

times fullness x_________

Divided by fabric width 44" ,48"

or 54" __________ divide sign in front

Gives Number of panels needed __________

 

Step Four - Solid Drapes

Take overall cut length in

Step one __________

Multiply number of panels

needed - Step 4 x_________

Total inches needed =_________

Divided by 36" for total yards

needed per window __________ divide sign in front

 

How to Calculate Yardage for Printed Draperies

 

Step One - Printed Drapes

Finished length  ____________

Hems & headers   ____12"______+

Cut length =____________

 

Step Two - Printed Drapes

Number of times the repeat is

on one width of fabric

Use cut length -  Step 1 __________

Divide by number of inches

in one repeat ÷__________ 42,44,48, 54"

Total number of times repeat

appears in cut length =_________

 

Step Three - Printed Drapes

Cut length of one repeat __________

Multiply by number of times repeat

appears in cut length - Step 2 __________x

Overall adjusted cut length =_________

 

Step Four - Printed Drapes

Return from wall 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4"  ___________+

Overlap    _____4"_____+

Finished Width of Rod       =___________

 

Step Five - Printed Drapes

Finished width of rod - Step 4 __________

Fullness of Drape 2, 2 1/2 or 3

times fullness x_________

Divided by fabric width 44" ,48"

or 54" __________ divide sign in front

Gives number of panels needed for fullness __________

 

Step Six - Printed Drapes

Take overall cut length in

Step 1 __________

Multiply number of panels

needed - Step 5 x_________

Total inches needed =_________

Divide by 36" for total yards needed per window ÷__________