# How hard is it to sew drapes?

## How hard is it to sew drapes?

Curtains are almost all straight sewing, making them an easy project for beginners. That said, there are still some basics to master before embarking on sewing curtains for the first time.

## What is the formula for making curtains?

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 sew drapery panels together?

1. Step 1: Remove Stitches From Vertical Seams.
2. Step 2: Remove Top and Bottom Stitching.
3. Step 3: Iron the Seams.
4. Step 4: Pin the Panels Together.
5. Step 5: Stitch the Panels Together.
6. Step 6: Stitch the Top and Bottom.
7. Step 1: Remove the Seams.
8. Step 2: Stitch the Vertical Seam.

How much fabric do I need for drapes?

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.

### Should I sew my curtain panels together?

If your curtain panels are patterned the pattern placement may dictate which vertical edges you will need to sew together in order to pattern match. Once you have decided which sides you wish to sew together you can start to unstitch the vertical seams on each of the individual curtain panels.

### How much wider Do I need to make curtains?

How wide should curtains be? To ensure that curtain panels look ample when closed, they should have a combined width that is 2 to 2.5 times the width of the window/rod. That means if you are ordering Grommet style or Rod-pocket style, the total drapery width should be at least 2 times the window/rod widths.

What is the best fabric to make curtains?

To achieve a more natural look, the best choice is a linen or linen blend. Linen offers the perfect balance of billowy and tailored, making it the best fabric for traditional and contemporary curtains, alike.

How do you make simple fabric curtains?

How to Make Curtains

1. Cut fabric. Hall recommends adding 7 1/4 inches to both the height and width measurements to account for the top pocket and side and bottom hems.
2. Pin and sew one side.
3. Create lining hem.
4. Sew second side.
5. Flip curtain right-side out.
6. Create rod pocket.
7. Iron.
8. Hang!

#### How do you connect drape panels?

How to Connect Curtain Panels Without Sewing

1. Measure the Fabric. Lay out the fabric pieces or panels to be joined on a flat work surface.
2. Iron the Hem.
3. Measure and Cut Your Bonding Tape.
4. Cut the Second Strip.
5. Iron the Panel.
6. Turn the Second Piece of Fabric Over.
7. Iron the Fabric.