How much drapery yardage do I need?
I would like to make a simple pair pinch pleated drapes — you know, sew the tape on the back that forms the pleat and stick in the pin. I just can’t figure out how much fabric I’d have to purchase.
I’ll use them in my living room. The area is 120″ across and I want the drapes to be 84″ hemmed. Nothing fancy, no lining. If I use 58″-60″ fabric, approx. how many yards do I need. What about 45″ fabric? Fabricdirect sells by the bolt. Maybe some inexpensive cotton would be a good start. Help, please. I just want to do something fast. I have a blind hemmer which should help be a tremendous help.
Any ideas would be appreciated.