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Curtain Fabric Estimator

 

Curtain Fabric Estimator

Our make up costs per pair for curtains with a single or double pleated header, or eyelet curtains, including standard cotton satin lining or black-out lining, are as follows: track/pole 0-120cm, £106, 121-240cm £218, 241cm-300cm £339, 301-360cm £396, 361-420cm £506, 421-480cm £566. Please note these is simply the making costs, and do not include the price of the fabric.

If you would like to add interliner for extra warmth and then this is an additional £45 per metre width of curtain

To order your bespoke curtains, made to measure, please call us on 01477 270828 or email your requirements to us including details of the fabric, the width and drop, lining and header requirements. We have our own in-house curtain making team and can make curtains to any style, period or modern.

Our curtain fabric estimator will give you a reasonably accurate idea of how much fabric to order to make up curtains, based on fairly standard curtain styles. If you are looking for a less common style then you may need to make some adjustments.

1. How wide is each curtain going to be?

• Each curtain is normally the width of the whole pole/track to allow for "gather" and "fullness". (For example, a 120cm wide pole generally needs two 120cm wide curtains)


2. How many widths of fabric, in total, will I need?

• This depends on whether your fabric is patterned or plain.


Plain fabric

• For curtains up to 125cm width each, you will need 2 widths in total.

• For curtains 125cm-180cm wide each, you will need 3 widths in total (one each side and one extra width which can be shared between two curtains)

• For curtains 180cm-250cm wide each, you will need 4 widths in total (two each side)

• For curtains 250cm-305cm wide each, you will need 5 widths in total (two each side and one extra width which can be shared between the two curtains)

• For curtains 305cm-375cm wide each, you will need 6 widths in total (three each side)


Patterned fabric

• For curtains up to 125cm width each, you will need 2 widths in total.

• For curtains 125cm-250cm wide each, you will need 4 widths in total (two each side: pattern matching means you cannot rely on sharing any widths)

• For curtains 250cm-375cm wide each, you will need 6 widths in total (three each side: pattern matching means you cannot rely on sharing any widths)

 

3. How long does each width of fabric need to be?

• This is measured as “top edge to bottom edge + vertical pattern repeat + hems”

• So ... measure from where the top edge of the curtain will be to where the bottom edge will sit. Then, for patterned fabrics only, add on the vertical pattern repeat, and for all fabrics also add on 20cm for the top and bottom hems.

• For example if the top edge to bottom edge length is 170cm, and the vertical pattern repeat is 30 cm, each width of fabric will need to be 170+30+20=220cm long.


4.  So what is the total length of fabric required?

• This is the total number of widths multiplied by the length of each width

• For example, if each width of fabric needs to be 160cm long and each curtain requires 2 widths of fabric, then in total you need 2 x 2 x 160 i.e. a total of 640cm. Please note that we only sell whole metres so you would need to buy 7 metres of fabric.

If you are still unsure please call or email us to discuss your fabric requirements.

Please note that this fabric estimator is only intended to be a guide and if you are having your curtains made up by a professional curtain maker we advise you to ask them to confirm the length before ordering your fabric.

We also offer a bespoke curtain make-up service using our own fabrics. Please call us on 01477 270828 or email your requirements to us including details of the fabric, the width and drop, lining and header requirements

 






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