How to Calculate Fabrics for King Headboards

Make your own personal one-of-a-kind headboard or recover your present one to add custom detail to your bedroom layout. Understanding how to calculate the fabric ensures that you get enough material, but not too much.

Step To Be Sure

Assess the width of the headboard as the space from the left to the right, add twice the thickness of the headboard plus 10 inches. The result is that the essential cut width of the fabric piece you require for your headboard. Assess the length of the headboard from the top to the bottom, add twice the thickness plus 10 inches to the result of the length of the piece of fabric required. Divide the essential cut width of the fabric by the actual width of the fabric and around the number. Multiply this by the required cut length of the fabric. Add 10 percent to the end result for pattern matching, and divide the last number by 36 to the number of yards of fabric required. For instance, if the cut length needed is 58 inches, the material is 54 inches wide, and the essential cut width of material is 92, the calculation is 92 split by 54 — which, rounded up, is 2 two times 58 is 116, plus 10 percent equals 127. Dividing this by 36 equals 3.6 or 3 5/8 lawns.

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