How Much Fabric for Curtains?

how much fabricDesigners can tell you that drapery fabric has the ability to make or break a room. So much of the feel and style of your room can be created by the look of your drapery fabric.  If you are looking to update the look of your room, you may want to consider adding new drapes to your windows.

At My Fabric Connection, we have the latest styles to choose from, and our website search options make it easy for you to find just what you are looking for. You can search by color, brand and even type of fabric, such as drapery fabric. Once you determine the fabric, the next step is to decide is how much fabric for curtains you will need.

How to Measure for Curtains
You will want to determine how high you want your curtains to start above your windows.  Most designers start about 6 inches above the window frame, but for a more dramatic look, you may chose to start higher.  Then measure underneath your window frame to the desired length.  You may want your curtains to hang just to the floor, or for a puddled look on the floor, measure the length to the floor and then add 2 to 3 inches.  To determine the width you will need, measure the width of the window and then add 4 to 8 inches to ensure fullness.

Fabric Yardage Chart:
We know determining the amount of fabric needed for a project can be a challenging decision. This is why we added a fabric yardage chart tool to our website. This tool is designed to help you estimate the approximate amount of fabric you will need. It is a very handy tool for those looking to double check their measurements.

Personal styles for length of drapes will vary, so the amount of fabric needed for curtain projects can be different, but we hope you will find this tool helpful.   If you are unsure of your measurements, you may find it comforting to hire a professional to assist with the measurements

If you are ready to order fabric for your new curtains check out the huge selection we have at My Fabric Connection and order your fabric today!

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John Dawkins is a husband, father of four, diaper changer, and the “daddy can you help me” guy. Among many titles, I am president and janitor of my own company. Life has treated me much better than I deserve and I am thankful for a drive and passion for e-commerce fabric sales that keeps food on the table. Most importantly I thank God for His unimaginable grace, for allowing me to be a husband, a father, and even sell a yard or two of fabric along the path of life He has provided me.

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