Our fabric calculator is to be used as a guide only. Please feel free to contact us
either via phone or email. We are more than happy to work through with you the calculations for your
Sheer curtains are calculated in meters and using a standard length of sheer available. If you have
long curtain lengths, you may have to railroad the sheer (create vertical joins. As such the
calculations are different. Please contact us if this is the case.
Our calculator takes into account overlaps + returns. For those treatments the return allowance is
added to the fullness.
Calculator makes allowances for 'returns' and 'overlaps' for all heading types except 'tab top',
'rod pocket' and 'eyelet' heading for both drapes and sheers. For those treatments where an
allowance is made for returns and overlaps, the allowance has been added to the fullness.
Pattern repeats quoted for products are approximate only. They can vary slightly for each batch /
shipment from the mill.
The calculator automatically adds 30cm allowances for drapery fabrics (15cm headings + 15cm hems)
The calculator automatically adds 15cm allowances for lining fabrics (7.5cm headings + 7.5cm hems)
The widths for drapes and meterage for sheers have been rounded up. e.g.; 2*4.85m sheer is 2*5m.
Widths is rounded up to 2*3 widths.
If using a Valance rod you will need to allow for the returns.
Free match wallpaper also goes by the names ‘Open Match’, ‘No Match’, ‘No Repeat’ and ‘Random Match’. This type of wallpaper either doesn’t have a repeating pattern or doesn’t have any design elements that need to be matched at the seams.
Straight match wallpaper has design elements that cross the edges of the wallpaper sheets and need to be matched up. When hanging this type of wallpaper, it is best to lay it out on the floor beforehand. You will notice that each strip of wallpaper will be cut to look exactly the same.
Offset match’ or ‘drop match’ wallpapers have design elements that cross the edges of the wallpaper strips and need to be lined up. However, across the wall, these design elements might be bigger or made to look less regularly patterned. When you put the puzzle together on the floor before hanging it, you will notice that each strip does not look the same and you will need to cut off large pieces in order to align the design elements. 'Half drop' repeats will be identical every other strip whereas 'multiple drop' repeat wallpapers won't repeat for three strips or more! Offset match wallpaper is harder to hang and produces the most waste – but it sure does look amazing!