Drapery Yardage Calculator
You have found the perfect fabric for your Great Room Curtains - a beautiful large floral. Oh, but now comes the big question, How
many yards will I need.
We are here to help. Our workroom designs and quotes draperies for our clients everyday. My personal preference is to figure
my draperies by long hand on a real calculator. But for the novice, it can be a daunting task.
There is so much more than just knowing the finished length of the curtain you want. How much fabric is needed for the hems
and the header? Will the pleat I choose effect the fullness of the finished drape? I will need enough fabric for the pattern to match,
how do I figure that math?
Our Drapery Yardage Calculator
is quick and easy to use. Answer a few questions and learn the exact yardage needed (down to the pattern match!).
No annoying charts or equations just the answers you need.
You will need to select between a single or a pair. (A single panels pulls from one side across the window.
A pair draws from the center.)
Enter the width of the rod or track you will be using followed by the finished length desired.
Choose the heading you desire for this fabulous new curtain. The header will determine the fullness of the
drapery. You may choose 2 - 3 times fullness.
Pinch Pleat - the classic 3 prong pleat that is tacked 4-5 inches from the top of the drape. This is also called a
French Pleat. 2.5 - 3 times fullness is the market standard. Our clients prefer 2 1/2 times fullness.
Euro Pleat - this is a variation on the Pinch Pleat. This three pronged pleat is tacked at the top of the curtain. The
look is crisp and smart and a bit more modern. Again 2 1/2 times fullness works best.
Goblet Pleat - this pleat begins as a French Pleat. The pleating is then opened up to give the look of a chalice/goblet.
Box Pleat - Also called an Inverted Pleat. Casual in feel - this is a perfect header if you are going to have curtains that
do not need to function. This style is best “dressed out” and left to look amazing gracing your window.
Grommet - Grommet headings are still all the rage. Please note that the minimum fullness for for this style to close is
1 1/2 times full. We prefer two times fullness.
Rod Pocket - Designed to slip onto a pole. These curtains look best tied back. The pocket will not allow the curtain to
function. It is best left in one position. Depending on the fabric 2 1/2 - 3 times full works best.
Tab Top - Tab Top curtains are fun and playful. There is no need for rings - your wallet with thank you. 2 times fullness is sufficient.
Then comes the most amazing part of the process - the FABRIC!!! Enter the width of the fabric in inches you will be using and the
VERTICAL repeat in inches.
Press that “Calculate” button and the burning question “how much fabric will I need?’ will be answered.
Please let us know how you liked the calculator. Email us HERE
Thank you for visiting Atlanta Fabrics.
PLEASE NOTE: The Drapery Yardage Calculator is a tool to help you calculate the yardages needed for you drapery project. This is a Reference tool. Please check with your workroom to double check yardage before purchasing. We are happy to help you with your calculations. Please email us at AtlantaFabrics.com