# How do you measure fabric for lined curtains?

## How do you measure fabric for lined 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 wide should curtain lining be?

Your lining needs to be shorter and narrower than your main fabric. This is so that the main fabric will wrap around the back to create the return. The return is the border of fabric that you can see along each edge of the back of the curtain. Thermal lining should be cut 13cm (5⅛”) narrower than the main fabric.

#### How much shorter should curtain lining be?

Regular lining should be 7.5cm (3″) shorter than the curtain fabric. Thermal lining is too bulky to create a double hem, so needs to be 17.5cm (6⅞”) shorter than the curtain fabric.

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

How many inches should a curtain hem be?

three to four-inch
Longer curtains need longer hems and shorter curtains need shorter hems to look proportional: Standard floor-length curtains should have a three to four-inch hem, plus another three to four inches for the double fold. Your curtains should then be six to eight inches longer than where you place your pins.

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

Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:

1. Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number).
2. Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need.

### How much extra fabric do I need for curtains?

Fabric calculations – Most curtains will require somewhere between 1 ½ and 2 ½ times fullness, depending on the heading and look you want to achieve. I always prefer to be generous and use 2 ½ times the width, skimpy curtains don’t look good and you can always use any extra fabric for cushions or tie backs.

#### How much shorter should curtain linings be?

The linings should be cut to include 15cm (6”) for hems and enough turning at the top to finish behind the heading tape – 5cm (2”) for pencil pleat tape.

Should curtain lining be same width as curtain?

As a general rule you want to order a lining size that corresponds best to your curtain size. Having said that, ready made linings are normally slightly shorter than standard curtain sizes, for instance if you purchase curtains that are 46” wide x 54” drop you would receive lining that is 46” wide x 51” drop.

How wide should curtains be for 72 inch window?

How Wide Should Curtains Be For A 72-Inch Window? Let’s say you want standard, thick curtains to cover your 72-inch window. You’ll want to look for curtains that measure between 144 and 180 inches wide.

## What are the easiest curtains to make?

The cheapest (and easiest) curtains to make are tab top. The panels aren’t as gathered so they use up less fabric than a pair made with header tape.

### How much narrower should curtain lining be?

#### How wide should the side seams of curtains be?

Standard curtain panels have a 1½ inch (3.81 centimeters) wide hem on each side. The hem is folded twice, on both sides, so each panel will need to be 6 inches (15.24 centimeters) wider than you want them to be. This will allow you to create a double 1½ inch (3.81 centimeters) wide hem on each side.