How much fabric do I need for curtain lining?

Materials Needed: approximately 5-6 yards of 54″ wide decorator fabric for an average 26-30″ wide window. 5-6 yards 54″ wide drapery lining.

What is the hem allowance for curtains?

The ‘Norm’ if you like, would be to have a 3 inch (7.5cm) hem. However if you are making curtains that are quite large or long, you may find that a 4 inch (10cm) hem gives proportionately better appearance. Or, if your curtains are going to be quite short, hemming them with a 2 inch (5cm) hem would be sufficient.

How wide should curtain hems be?

The hem on a curtain lining should be 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) narrower than the hem on the curtain. For example, if your curtain has a 4 inch (10.16 centimeters) wide hem, the hem on the lining should be 3 inches (7.62 centimeters) wide.

How do you calculate lining for curtains?

To calculate the Lining Cut Drop: Lining Cut Drop* = Finished Curtain Length + 5cm Heading Allowance + Lining Hem Allowance.

What to do if your curtains are too long?

Creative Ways to Shorten Long Curtains

  1. Tieback and Blouse. The position of the tiebacks can give long curtains a little lift.
  2. A Little Off the Top. Shorten tab-top or tie-style curtains at least a few inches by turning them into grommet-hung curtains.
  3. Shorten as Pleats or Scarves.
  4. Raise the Rod.
  5. Tier Up.

How big should rod pockets be?

A 1 ½” rod pocket should be used on a standard 1” curtain rod or with a decorative rod 13/16” diameter or smaller. A 3” rod pocket should be used on a standard 2 ½” continental or dauphine rod or on a decorative rod 1 3/8” – 1 ½ ” diameter.

How wide should a quilt border be?

Borders should be in proportion to the size of the finished quilt. As a general rule of thumb, a small wall hanging should have a border of less than 6″ while a king-size quilt can handle a 12″ to 14″ border. Borders that are too wide diminish the quilt center design.

Do you need more than one fabric width for your curtains?

For large home décor projects, such as curtains, a duvet cover, or a shower curtain, you’ll almost always need more than one fabric width. Sometimes, you need both extra full and half widths.

How do you make a curtain panel step by step?

To create the fullness, you simply sew one or more widths together. If one and one-half widths are required to make a curtain panel, the half-width is stitched to the outside edge of each full width. If two full widths are required to make a curtain panel, stitch the widths together side by side.

What is a contour curtain?

Typically made of a light weight fabric with at least 200% fullness, each line of the contour curtain can be raised individually or simultaneously. When the lines are raised simultaneously, the drape will lift and fall with the bottom edge parallel to the stage floor.

Can you sew a window valance with a 54″ fabric?

Your window valance needs to be 82″ wide, but your home decor fabric is only 54″ wide. If you just sew an additional 28″ onto one side, that’ll make the fabric’s design repeat look totally wacky. So… do you put off sewing the valance until they come out with 82″ wide fabric?