How to Calculate the Cost of Designer Curtains

Written by matthew anderson
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Designer curtains are a decorative covering for windows. Most of the cost of curtains is based on the cost of the fabric. Additional costs can include the curtain rod, thread and sewing tools. The size of the window the designer curtain will cover is important to calculate the cost. The amount of fabric and size of the curtain rod needed is based on the width of the window.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Measuring tape

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  1. 1

    Measure the width of the window the designer curtain will cover. Multiply the width by three to get the actual fabric width.

  2. 2

    Measure the length of the curtain. This is the distance from the top of the window to where you want the bottom of the curtain to hang. Add 6 inches to this length to get the actual fabric length.

  3. 3

    Compare the curtain fabric width and fabric length. The larger measurement will be the amount of fabric you need to buy.

  4. 4

    Find the price of a curtain rod that is long enough to fit the entire width of the window by going to a home improvement store. Skip this step if the window already has a curtain rod.

  5. 5

    Choose a fabric you want to use for the designer curtains, and find the price per yard for that fabric.

  6. 6

    Multiply the amount of fabric you need for the curtains by the price per yard to get the total cost of the fabric needed for the curtain.

  7. 7

    Add the cost of the curtain rod to the total cost of the fabric. Add a little more to account for the cost of the lining material, thread and any small tools needed for the curtain. This is the cost of the designer curtains.

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