CURTAIN FULLNESS DESCRIPTIONS
As a general rule Decorama recommends that all curtain are made with "DECORATOR FULLNESS". This is a fullness of 2.5 times the curtain cover. The curtain cover is the width of the window plus an allowance for track returns, overlaps and springback.
Curtains can be made up with fullness varying from no fullness to 4 times fullness. For practical reasons Decorama makes curtains up in 4 fullness styles.
Refer to the fullness calculator in the curtain price book and to the previous page "CURTAIN HEADING DESCRIPTIONS" for recommended fullness for each heading type.
DELUXE FULLNESS ‑ 3 Times Fullness
Deluxe fullness gives sheers and voile that luxury look.
DECORATOR FULLNESS ‑ 2.5 Times Fullness RECOMMENDED
Decorator fullness gives the ideal fullness for most headings and the widest range of fabrics. Decorator fullness is the curtain industry and Decorama's standard recommended fullness.
ECONOMY FULLNESS ‑ 2 Times Fullness
Economy fullness can be used when economy is requested by the customer. Some bolder prints may look better with economy fullness.
SKIMPY FULLNESS ‑ 1.5 Times Fullness
Skimpy Fullness is available for those jobs where price is more important than looks. Separate or detachable linings are acceptable as basic fullness.
Skimpy Fullness should only be used when the customer requests this fullness or its skimpy look is fully explained to the customer.
BEDSCREEN - 1.25 Times Fullness
Bedscreen curtains only have 20mm double bottom hem. Note:Cover = Flat (Do not pull up tape)
LININGS: - ATTACHED LININGS - Fullness same at the main curtain. (Make Code CTN-LN)
DETACHABLE LININGS - 2.0 Times on cotton or one pass linings (Make Code CTN-L)
1.75 - 2.0 Times on blockout.
Curtain Linings can be either attached to the main curtain, Detachable or made to fit onto a separate track. The side and base hems as well as the overlock join will face into the room unless stated otherwise. If making an ordinary curtain out of lining fabric state if you wish the lining to be made as a curtain. (i.e. with the hems and joins facing out)
CAUTION: When calculating fullness on very narrow windows be aware that 100mm ( i.e. 2x2x25 ) of the fabric width is used in the side hems. This would mean that you would need extra fullness or fabric on those drapes of 1/2 to 1 width.
Double hems are standard on most Decorama Curtains – See CUTTING ALLOWANCE CHART for sizes