**fabric needed**for the

**pleats**, you

**can**multiply the distance you want the

**curtain**panel to cover by about 2 or 3, depending on how full you want the

**curtains**. Or start with the maximum width of

**fabric**you want to use, which is what I did.

Subsequently, one may also ask, how much fabric do I need for pleated drapes?

Divide the calculated **fabric** width by the width of the **fabric** you have chosen to determine the number of widths required. Fabrics are usually available in widths from 40 to 60 inches. If your **fabric** measures 55 inches wide, in the example, divide 189 inches by 55 inches. The result is 3.4 or rounded up to 4 widths.

Furthermore, how much fabric do I need for inverted pleat curtains? Mine's going to be 3 ½”. As a starting place for the amount of **fabric** needed for the **pleats**, you can multiply the distance you want the **curtain** panel to cover by about 2 or 3, depending on how full you want the **curtains**. Or start with the maximum width of **fabric** you want to use, which is what I did.

Also question is, how far apart should pleats be on drapes?

This gives you room for adjustment when you come to decide on the **distance** between the **pleats**. The amount of fabric for the **pleats** themselves **should** be between 6″ and 8″ (15 and 20cms). To begin with, allow 4 **pleats** per width of fabric, assuming standard fabric width of 54″ (137cms).

How do you make Euro pleat drapes?

**Euro-pleated draperies can be quite expensive, but you can save money by making your own.**

- Step 1 – Measure for Your Draperies. Have the curtain rod and rings already hung.
- Step 2 – Sew Bottom Hems.
- Step 3 – Sew Lining to Fabric.
- Step 4 – Hem and Sew the Top.
- Step 5 – Add Rings.
- Step 6 – Pinch the Top.

## How do you calculate drapery fabric?

**Fabric Calculator**–

**Drapes**

For Standard Width Panels: Finished length of **curtains** + 16 inches divided by 36 = number of yards required. Add 1 extra yard (or one vertical repeat of the **fabric**) per pair if using a large print **fabric**.

## How much fabric do I need for double pleat curtains?

CURTAIN STYLE | FULLNESS RATIO |
---|---|

Double pleat | 2.20 |

Gathered Heading | 1.80 |

Tab Tops | 1.25 |

Eyelet Curtains | 1.35 – 1.55 depending on Eyelet positioning |

## How many yards are in a curtain panel?

**90**inches of fabric length, for a total of 180 inches for both panels. Divide by 36 to get the final yardage (since there's 36 inches in a yard), in this case, you will need a total of 5 yards to make both panels.

## How many pleats are in a drapery panel?

**drapery panels**are available in standard or deluxe fullness. Standard fullness is one width of fabric pleated to a width of 17-23 inches. 5

**pleats**are standard.

## How much material do I need for pencil pleat curtains?

**will**require 2.5x the track width or 150% fullness. Standard window

**curtains**you

**will**use the guide above to decide on the amount of

**fabric**. In the case of large stage

**curtains**with a

**pencil pleat**heading the requirement is less. So you

**will**use 1.5x also known as 50% fullness for the

**curtains**.

## How do I calculate how much fabric I need to repeat a curtain?

**To calculate the amount of patterned fabric required to make a pair of curtains:**

- Multiply the “Number of fabric widths” by Adjusted Cut Drop.
- Add one vertical pattern repeat (this allows you to choose where the pattern starts)

## How many yards of fabric do I need for drapery panels?

Finished Length Up To | Solids & Small Prints | Medium Prints (v-repeat up to 12″) |
---|---|---|

60″ Long | 4.5 yards | 5 yards |

70″ Long | 5 yards | 5.5 yards |

80″ Long | 5.5 yards | 6 yards |

90″ Long | 6 yards | 6.5 yards |

## How do you make pinch pleat curtains?

**Instructions**

- Step 1: Measure & cut.
- Step 2: Sew the sides of the panel.
- Step 3: Sew the top & bottom.
- Step 4: Attach the pleater tape & hooks.
- Step 5: Tack the pleats (optional)

## How do you hang pinch pleat curtains on a track?

**How To Hang Pinch Pleat Curtains**

- Lay the curtain face down on a clean flat surface.
- Work out approximately the correct distance from the top of the curtain to put the hook.
- Insert the hook into the curtain slightly to one side of the pinch pleat (see photo above).
- Insert a few hooks and then hang the curtain whilst holding the rest of the curtain.

## What is a Parisian Pleat?

**Parisian Pleat**

A **Parisian Pleat** also known as the Euro **Pleat** is quickly becoming a popular choice with our clients since it has a more modern sleek looking finish. Similar in style to the French, the **Parisian** is simply pinched at the very top. The **Parisian pleated** headers allow drapes to flow with elegant ease.

## What is a double pinch pleat?

**Double Pinch Pleat**

Also sometimes referred to as a ‘Dutch **pleat**‘ or a ‘two finger **pleat**‘. Sets of two folds are sewn into the header of the fabric at regular intervals in a neat row of ‘V's. This uses more fabric than a single **pinch pleat**, creating a fuller, more sumptuous curtain with plenty of body.

## How wide should pleated curtains be?

**draperies**based on the rod width. For a rod that is 40 to 48 inches

**wide**, choose

**drapes**that are 48 to 50 inches

**wide**. A rod that is 49 to 72 inches

**wide**will require

**drapes**72 to 75 inches

**wide**. A rod width of 73 to 96 inches

**wide should**have

**drapes**that are 96 to 100 inches.