# Quick Answer: How Do I Work Out How Much Material I Need For Curtains?

## How many meters of fabric do I need for curtains?

Take the final drop measurement, say 200cm + 25 cm for hem allowance, + any pattern repeat and then ‘times’ by the amount of widths, this will give you how many meters you need.

7.5m of fabric required to make the curtains..

## What is the best fabric to use for curtains?

When it comes to material, linen, silk, faux silk and velvet are the best choices to use for window treatments since they tend to hang the best, says Guercio. “Faux silk tends to be the most durable,” she says. And in a particularly sunny room, faux silk doesn’t deteriorate as quickly as real silk.

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

To calculate the number of fabric widths required to make your curtains:Multiply Pole Length by Fullness Ratio.Divide this figure by the Fabric Width.Round the result up or down to the nearest whole number*.

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

Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number).Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need.More items…•

## How do I calculate curtains?

Determine the height of your curtains. If you would like that style of curtain, simply add four inches to the finished height. However, if you would like floor-length curtains, you must measure the distance from the window to the floor. Subtract one inch from this number and add the difference to the finished height.