Drapery WIDTH + LENGTH + YARDAGE Calculator for SMARTIES :)
DIY or we'd LOVE to sew for you! BFS Workroom labor included at the bottom for your reference.
*PRO TIP: Hang your rod HIGH & WIDE to elongate ceilings & make windows appear larger*

WIDTH
Rod Width   Fullness   Drapery WIDTH   ÷ 2 for 2 panels
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  x
= OR
(inside finial to finial or track/rod coverage area)
 1 panel 2 panels

No Rod?
Determine Rod Width
+ +   Fullness
(LEFT side beyond frame) Window Width (RIGHT side beyond frame)     x1 (flat - no gather) x1.5 (relaxed gather)
(outside frame to frame)

x2 (standard gather) x2.5 (deluxe gather)

LENGTH
No Rod? Let's play the guessing game :)
│││││││││││││   1. Determine Rod Height (just below ceiling suggested)
*Install rod a min. of 3" above the frame   2. Length is from top of rod down to desired panel end
**BUT the higher the rod, the closer to GOD :)   (Using rings? Deduct 1-2" depending on rod & ring size)

*Install rod AFTER drapes are made for perfect fit if using estimates.

Hang on Rod: Measure from top of curtain rod down to finish.
RP w/header & Grommet: Length above rod added in house if we're making :)

Rod & Rings: Bottom of ring (or back of clip teeth) down to finish.
(or add 1" for pin placement @ 1.5" to hide your rings)

Drapery LENGTH
pre-installed

Tracks: Top of casing down to finish. Install pins @ 1.5" from top.
(or for existing hooks, button holes in specified number)
1/2" from floor sugg. OR personal preference :)

Drapery STYLE

pre-installed

YARDAGE
DIY: Math is math right?? Not responsible for accidents! Use at your own risk :) (uncheck to view math)

WIDTH                   LENGTH
Rod Width               Total Panel Length
Curtain fullness                 BFS Workroom:
+ Cut allowance (min. 1" -more for thicker fabrics)
Calculated finished panel width       = Header allowance
Return? (for functional rods)         = Total length required
Overlap? (for functional rods)         Vertical repeat (0 repeat = 1)
New finished panel width         = # repeats needed
+ Side hem allowance         = Panel cut length
+ Est. seam allowance         ÷ 36 = Yards/panel
= Panel cut width               x # panels per set
÷ Fabric Width               = Exact yards
= # fab widths/panel             + Allowance for safe measure
(actual seam allowance)     (at least 1/4 yd. (.25) extra per panel or set)
= New yards
W V-repeat:     BFS Workroom (LABOR ONLY)
W x L x     Designer Standards | Expert Craftsmanship Sheer?

(Add 50% upcharge for sheer & difficult fabrics)

COM?
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