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What is the ideal amount of fabric for curtains?

Here’s how to determine the right the fabric you want to use for your curtains. 

Making your own custom curtains gives you the option of choosing the best outcome and get the atmosphere you want for each space in your home. It’s also one of the most efficient ways to transform a space a new look and feel! 

The sheer curtains can provide privacy during the day and adds a feeling of softness to your bedroom and living spaces. Curtains with sheers are elegant and add softness to rooms where you could utilize roller blinds in the evening. 

If you’re in search of alternatives to keep out winter’s cold and keep it out, curtains that block out the sun or heavy fabrics are the best choice. These curtains are great for those working in shifts or who wants to relax in complete darkness during daylight hours. 

You can make your own curtains and join them with our customized curtain tracks. Or, better yet get your custom-made curtains from us, and install them yourself. It is all about DIY-savvy! 

Do you want to provide your home some elegance with the perfect curtains? JNL Blinds has a selection of curtain fabric and customized curtains that are ready for hanging with the perfect fitting. 

For the first step start, you’ll have to choose your curtain material. Before you place your order, you should obtain some samples of fabric. These samples can help you decide on the most suitable colour and texture for your curtains, because colours can differ between screen sizes on devices. 

Once you’ve decided on the fabric you want to use for your curtains and you’re in the right position to measure the window area. With these measurements, you’ll determine the curtain’s final size. 

How do you know the length of your curtains if you’re creating your curtains yourself? 

If you’re making sheer curtains or blackout curtains or curtains to lighten up a room, you can make the measurements yourself to make sure that you get the outcome you want. 

Step 1: Measure the final curtain’s length 

If you’re making curtains yourself the length of the curtains is determined by 

  • Size of the window 
  • The location of the mounting point for the curtain tracks 
  • The curtains are longed for to be full of awe. 
  • The curtains will be opened 

The length of the curtain will generally depend on the size of rod or curtain tracks. 

Step 2: Determine the style and fullness of the curtain 

The majority of the time, larger curtains are more lavish and fit well in most living spaces. For bedrooms with children, it is possible to use a smaller curtain. 

If you’re making your own curtains, it is better to buy greater quantity of fabric require rather than end up with poor curtains, so you should be sure to go with generousness if you’re not sure. For a more full-length curtain the length of fabric you’ll require will be 2.5 times the final curtain width. For a curtain with less of a full that’s 1.5 times the final curtain width. 

In the event that you’re using our curtains tracks with s-fold tape for your curtain, then the width you’ll need will be two times the final curtains width. The S-Fold tape we supply is manufactured with 200% filling, which means the tape will measure 2 times the length of the track to ensure the perfect s-fold results. 

A S-fold style of curtain is the most popular design for blackout and sheer curtains. It is also the one we create for you here at JNL Blinds. 

Step 3: Choose which curtains will be opened 

For windows that are narrower the single piece of fabric is sufficient to be sufficient to cover the window. Wider windows can be better served by curtains with several panels. Curtain panels let the curtains be opened to allow access to the window. 

Curtains do not have to be extend to the centre in the windows. Asymmetrical splits can suit the window more. 

Make sure you include the split point in the curtain measurements when you make an order. 

Step 4: Decide your curtain drop effect 

When you sew curtain panels, you will need to consider the fabric length is determined by whether you want to hem your curtain, the size of it will have to be along with the impact of the drop. 

Curtain drop effects is how the curtain interacts with the surface beneath, which is usually the windowsill or floor. There are three standard drop types: 

  • Hover is where the curtain is suspended just above the floor below. This design is perfect for kitchens as well as other spaces that require a lot of. 

TIP: To make curtains with a hover effect, measure towards the ground. 

  • Touching has curtains that are rubbing across the floors or on the surface. The style is contemporary elegant and stylish. 

TIP If the curtains barely touch, measure about 10mm longer than the length of the floor. 

  • “Breaking” gently is a lavish drop style in which curtains are longer lengths, which gives the appearance of grandiosity. This style is ideal for an elegant formal bedroom or living room. 

TIP for curtains that fall lightly onto the floor, add 30-50mm of the fall to floor. 

Step 5: Check curtain height 

When measuring the curtain’s height be sure to include the distance from where the curtain track is at its highest point. track. Take a measurement at the very top of the rail or curtain track to the point where the curtains will end. 

When taking measurements for curtains in a newly built or renovated house make sure the flooring coverings are in place before you measure the curtain drop. 

If your curtains hang in the frame of your window, you should allow 10mm to the length that will be finished over the window. Be sure to leave enough length to sew the curtains, if that’s your final style. 

Curtains that are hung just below the window, however, do not reach the floor will typically be about 100mm lower than the bottom of the window. 

TIP: Placing the curtain track higher than the window provides a sense of height and provides the feeling of space to any space. 

Step 6: Allow pattern repetition 

When hanging curtains that span adjacent panels — and for windows with broad openings specifically You’ll need any pattern to match the fabric section. 

To ensure that the pattern is aligned pattern in every curtain, you need to know the pattern’s height. If you are purchasing the fabric on the internet the height of the pattern should be listed in the fabric’s details for the product. 

Make sure that the height of the curtain is greater than the height of the pattern. For this, you need to increase your curtain’s height measurement by a number that is a multiple of the height of the pattern. 

It’s not necessary If you’re putting up curtains made of plain fabric. 

If you require additional information or assistance or advice, we have a team of experts to assist you on the spot to customise your window or door covering to meet your requirements. 

To help you choose the right curtain material to create a stylish design in your home, count on the helpful JNL Blinds team! 

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