If it is the width and you have a 96-inch length then you will need a total of7 yards of fabric. That is if you are just making regular curtains with no pleats. If that is the length of the curtains then with a 40-inch width you will need 6 yards of material to complete your project.
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How much fabric do I need to make curtains?
Add 1 inch for seam allowance and 6 inches for length allowance. If the length is 84 inches then you need two 37 by 90-inch panels of fabric. Since curtain fabric comes in 36 inch wide panels, you divide 180 by 36 and you will get a net result of 5 yards needed to make those curtains.
Is it worth it to buy extra fabric for a curtain?
It may be worthwhile to buy enough fabric for an extra set of panels while. Use a different fabric for hems and topper facings, seaming the fabric that will be on the back of the curtain at the folds. Using under-stitching helps the additional fabric stay to the backside of the curtain.
Can you add an inch to the width of curtains?
Add on extra inches for tie backs, ruffles, fabric shrinkage, extra width, and other trimming preferences. Many windows need more fullness than one length of fabric will achieve. A simple rule of thumb is that a curtain is one and a half to two times the width of the area it is meant to cover.
What’s new in the curtain fabric calculator?
New Feature: We are very pleased to announce that the results of our curtain fabric calculator now include the amount of Header Tape / Rufflete required.