How do I calculate how much fabric I need to repeat a curtain?
There’s a simple calculation to work out how much curtain fabric you need. First, multiply the track/pole width by your chosen fullness (eg. Pole width 150cm x 2.5 = 375). Next, divide that figure by the fabric width, which is typically 137cm (375 divided by 137 = 2.73).
How do you match fabric colors?
The easiest way to pair up fabrics by color is by simply understanding how the color wheel works. Starting with Primary Colors (red, yellow, blue) is a great way to start a project if you plan on just using one color. Maybe you want to go for a monochromatic look, you can use either color but in different shades.
How many yards of fabric do I need for 84 inch curtains?
Covering an 84-inch window will take two widths of the fabric. Taking the length of 90 inches and multiplying it by 2, gives us 180 inches. This is equal to 15 feet, or 5 yards. In this example, curtains for a window 84 inches wide would need 5 yards of fabric.
What are the 4 types of pattern?
The 4 types of pattern repeats are:
- Full drop.
- Half drop.
What is used to hold two pieces of fabric together?
A seam is a method of binding two or more pieces of fabric together, usually using thread to form stitches. However, glue and other forms of adhesive can also be used. Seams can be stitched by hand or sewn by machine.
What is a pattern repeat in fabric?
What is A Pattern Repeat In Fabric? Pattern repeats— the distance between starting points of the pattern, or where the pattern begins and then begins again— are measured by their horizontal and vertical dimensions. The textile supplier will provide this information.
How do I match a fabric with a printed design?
If you plan to use a fabric with a printed design, you will need to match the design when you join two widths together. First you must determine the height of the pattern repeat which is called a vertical repeat . Simply measure from the top of the design in one spot down to the same spot in…
How many repeats do I need to match a pattern?
4 is the number of repeats you will need: When matching most pattern repeats, your cut length will be longer than you actually need. You will have to trim the excess length away. So based on the example above, you will have to trim off 18”.
What if my fabric has a half drop pattern repeat?
This tutorial is based on a normal pattern repeat fabric, if your fabric has a half drop pattern repeat please read HERE and adjust the instructions accordingly. You should have included one extra pattern repeat in your calculations to be able to place the pattern in your desired position on the blind or curtain you are making.