• - Fabric
  • - Lining
  • - Thread
  • - Buckram
  • - Weights
  • - Curtain Hooks
  • Tools
  • - Sewing Machine
  • - Needles
  • - Pins
  • - Clamps
  • - Scissors
  • - Set Square
  • - Straight Edge
  • - Invisible Marker
  • Step 4: Calculate Lining Quantity
    Printable Worksheet
    Printable Worksheet

    The calculation for the amount of lining required to make a pair of curtains is the same as the calculation for plain fabric, except when calculating the cut drop the hem allowance will be 16cm for floor length curtains and 12cm for sill length curtains....Note


    To calculate the Lining Cut Drop:

    * We also add a 5cm trimming allowance to enable us to straighten the ends of the cut lengths


    To calculate the amount of lining required to make a pair of curtains:

    • Multiply the "Number of fabric widths" by Lining Cut Drop

    Alternatively try our online calculator.

    Your Questions & Comments

    Sharron Boog-Scott

    Your metal ruler looks good. How long is it? Are you able to tell me what sort it is and where I could get one like it? 


    We use a 1m metal ruler, that is a carpenter's ruler that you should find at a builders merchant.We do also use longer T-bars in the workroom that you can get online from Merrick and Day.

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