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.

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.

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

## How do you calculate drapery fabric?

Yardage Fabric CalculatorDrapes

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 STYLEFULLNESS RATIO
Double pleat2.20
Tab Tops1.25
Eyelet Curtains1.35 – 1.55 depending on Eyelet positioning

## How many yards are in a curtain panel?

Add 6 inches to your finished curtain length; each panel thus needs 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?

Stationary 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?

As such you 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:
1. Multiply the “Number of fabric widths” by Adjusted Cut Drop.
2. 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?

Yardage chart for a standard window PAIR of basic drapery panels @ 2.5x fullness
Finished Length Up ToSolids & Small PrintsMedium Prints (v-repeat up to 12″)
60″ Long4.5 yards5 yards
70″ Long5 yards5.5 yards
80″ Long5.5 yards6 yards
90″ Long6 yards6.5 yards

## How do you make pinch pleat curtains?

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

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

How To Hang Pinch Pleat Curtains
1. Lay the curtain face down on a clean flat surface.
2. Work out approximately the correct distance from the top of the curtain to put the hook.
3. Insert the hook into the curtain slightly to one side of the pinch pleat (see photo above).
4. 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?

Choose your 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.