Straight curtains will decorate any window. They are appropriate in rooms where you want to keep a simple style. Direct Drapes are usually complemented with decorative holders. They can be simple, complex (curly), quilted, polyester, so-called "braids", pohvali - brush, straight or arcuate, Arsenie with bouquets of flowers, etc. direct Drapes can be lined. It protects the curtains from the sun and prevents fading of fabrics, eliminates drafts, sound absorbing.

Thanks to the lined curtains drape better.


Calculate the length and width of curtains

There are four most common lengths:

1. The length of the sill. The lower edge of the curtain rises on 1-2 cm above the sill.

2. Length below the sill. These curtains look better if they hang below windowsill 10-15 cm

3. Floor-length. The edge of the curtains is 1 -2 cm above floor level.

4. Long curtains, Drapes on the floor. To height ready to add 15 - 60 cm in drape.

Calculating the length of Your model, You should take into account the allowances for processing top, bottom and side sections.

The lower section of the curtains processed double hem 5x5;7x7;10x10 cm

The side cut is also treated with a double hem of 1.5 x 1.5; 2 x 2 cm.

The upper section of the curtain is treated with a mounting tape having a certain width, the coefficient of the Assembly and drawing (byte pleated, puffed, ka - randalla fold, "tulips", "cups", the Assembly "butterfly", etc.).

Therefore, the upper seam allowance treatment curtains add to the width of the Mont - rise lace (4; 6; 8; 10 cm).


Calculation of fabric consumption height

h = h ready + 20 cm for processing

If You are using fabric with a pattern, it is necessary to have a certain amount of tissue. To accurately calculate the required amount of material, You should determine rapport repeating pattern.


Ante rapport fabric

Rapport (repeat pattern) was 0.63 m

The height of the Drapes in the ready - 2.50 m

The height of the drapery with allowances for processing 2,50 + 0,20 = 2.70 m

0.63 x 4 = 2,52 cm (does not pass)

0.63 x 5 = 3.15 m (0.45 m - balance holders, pillows, small parts)

Consumption of fabric 2 Drapes:

Direct Drapes





Consumption of fabric for curtains 2 1.5 canvas

Direct Drapes
The desired number of blades, except the last one associated with the calculation of rapport.

The last painting is hidden only with an allowance for processing.


Rapport is a piece of fabric, which accounts for one motive repeating pattern. Rapport is important when calculating the correct fabric for making Drapes, curtains, valances.


To calculate the width of the curtains measure the length (l) of the cornice, the resulting number is divided in half. As a rule, to achieve the necessary volume draping curtains, to the resulting figure is added 1.5-2 wide.

For example: / cornice - 2.40 m

The 2.40 : 2 = 1.20 m - width of one curtain fully assembled

1.20 x to build (1,8) = 2,16 m - the width of one curtain not assembled

Using a fabric with a width of 1.40 m, made 2 Drapes 1.5 paintings (1,40 + 0,70 = 2.10 m)


Double-check the accuracy of the measurements. Make sure that You have measured correctly. For measurements it is better to use metallicheskuyu roulette, and not flexible centimeter. Hard metal tapes longer and gives more accurate data when measuring and cutting fabric.


The final width of the curtain can be modeled by mounting tape.


Drapes unlined

Direct Drapes



(1) - allowance for processing the upper edge of the curtain - 6 cm (8; 10 cm)

(2) - lateral cut, the seam allowance 1.5 x 1.5 (2 x 2; 4 x 4 cm)

(3) - allowance for processing lower edge of the curtain (5 x 5; 7 x 7; 10 x 10 cm)

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