PRELIMINARY

    1. Measure your track/pole width.  N.B. If finials measure the width in between your finials.
    2. Decide on your heading style.
      N.B. Pencil Pleat, Double Pleat, Eyelet = Heading Factor 2    Goblet,Triple Pleat = Heading Factor 3
    3. Make a note of your chosen fabric width and pattern repeat.
    4. Measure your overall drop. N.B. If using a pole from top of pole to where you want the curtains to end. i.e. to 1cm before the floor.

 



EXAMPLE

  1. Overall track width is 200cm and the Heading is Pencil Pleat (Heading Factor 2). The Fabric Width is 140cm
You can now calculate the number of widths as follows:- 
200 (track/pole width) times by 2 (heading factor) = 400
400 divided by 140 (fabric width) = 2.85714286
Round this last figure up = 3 (rounded up no. of widths)
  1. Overall drop is 200cm and always allow a hem allowance of 30cm. The pattern repeat of the fabric is 64cm.
You can now calculate the number of pattern repeats per drop as follows:- 
200 (overall drop) plus 30 (hem allowance) = 230
230 divided by 64 (pattern repeat) = 3.59375
Round this last figure up = 4 (rounded up pattern repeats per drop)
You can now calculate amount of fabric required (drops) as follows:- 
4 (rounded up pattern repeats per drop) times by 64 (pattern repeat) = 256
256 times by 64 (pattern repeat) = 16,384
16,384 times 3 (rounded up no. of widths) = 49,152
Round this last figure up 0.10 metre  = 49.2 (metres of fabric required)

Total fabric required = 49.2 metres


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