Drapery fabric is ideal for window treatments including curtains, drapes, valances, swags, and blinds. But don’t let the name fool you! Most drapery fabric is multipurpose and can be used for a wide range of applications from throw pillows and slipcovers to bags and even skirts. We also carry sheer drapery fabric for transparent curtains and backdrops.
Don’t know how much fabric you need for your curtains? Check out our drapery yardage calculator and our article about how to measure for curtains for more information.
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Designer Drapery Fabric
If you’re looking for curtain fabric with a pattern, you’ll find it in our designer drapery fabric selection! We carry many designs to fit any decorating style, from florals and toiles to plaids and stripes. Browse thousands of decorator fabrics by top brands like Waverly and Covington to find the perfect fabric for your project.
Waverly Drapery Fabric
Waverly offers affordable drapery fabric in both classic and modern designs including florals and geometric patterns. With a large selection to choose from, you’ll discover great options for your home décor project.
Covington Drapery Fabric
You’ll find a diverse range of patterns in our selection of Covington drapery fabric including ticking, toiles, and nautical motifs. No matter your style, quality Covington fabric will fit right in to your décor.
Premier Prints Drapery Fabric
Premier Prints fabric has a modern feel with many bold and bright patterns. Kids are sure to love the novelty prints like airplanes, elephants, owls, and anchors, and you’re sure to love the affordable prices!
P. Kaufmann Drapery Fabric
P. Kaufmann offers many sophisticated drapery fabric styles from Jacobean florals to large buffalo checks. Our selection includes timeless fabrics that prove to be customer favorites year after year.
Drapery Fabric Types
While you can use many different fabrics for curtains and draped backdrops, these fabrics are commonly used to create draperies and window treatments. We carry a large selection of drapery fabric ranging from gingham for casual café curtains to silk taffeta for formal drapes.
Drapery Lining Fabric
Drapery lining adds volume and a professional look to drapes and curtains. Not only does it look good but it also has many practical uses like insulation from cold drafts and protection from damaging sunlight and moisture. Check out our selection of curtain lining fabric which includes blackout drapery lining and flame retardant drapery lining.
Linen Drapery Fabric
Linen is a classic fabric made from the flax plant that’s popular for curtains with an informal yet elegant look. We offer a range of weights from lightweight semi-sheers like linen scrim and handkerchief linen to mid-weight Irish linen and heavy Belgian linen. Linen fabric is available in natural shades as well as a variety of other colors.
Gingham Drapery Fabric
Gingham fabric is a lightweight material that’s popular for casual curtains like café curtains. This fabric features a check design that is available in sizes ranging from 1/16″ to 1″. Choose from our colorful selection of poly/cotton gingham and 100% cotton Robert Kaufman gingham.
Voile Drapery Fabric
Voile is a transparent fabric that’s perfect for sheer curtains, window scarves, backdrops, and event and wedding décor. This see-through fabric lets light through while still providing some privacy. Our selection includes 118″ wide voile fabric in a number of colors, as well as Hanes voile and crushed voile.
Batiste Drapery Fabric
Hanes batiste fabric is a medium weight sheer fabric with a slightly textured look. It’s a popular choice for elegant sheers and window treatments that provide privacy while still letting in ample light. Spechler-Vogel imperial cotton batiste is a semi-sheer fabric that’s used for draperies as well as for clothing and linings.
Sheer Drapery Fabric
In addition to voile and batiste fabric, we also carry designer sheer drapery fabric by brands like Eroica, Kravet, and Pindler. You’ll find embroidered sheer fabric, burnout designs, and solid sheers that are great for draperies and window treatments.
Silk Taffeta Drapery Fabric
Silk taffeta fabric is used for formal draperies with a crisp hand and plenty of body. This fine fabric has a beautiful luster that isn’t highly reflective. It’s often woven with different colored warp and weft threads to create an iridescent, two-tone appearance. Silk taffeta is also used for gowns and formal wear.
Silk Shantung Drapery Fabric
Silk shantung has a similar appearance to silk taffeta with the most noticeable difference being the slub texture of the shantung created by varying thicknesses of the thread. Dupioni silk also has a distinctive slub but it is more irregular than the striations in shantung silk. With an easier drape than taffeta or dupioni, shantung is ideal for formal draperies and fine dresses and gowns.
Brocade Drapery Fabric
Brocade fabric features a raised jacquard pattern that’s created with a unique weaving technique. Our brocade is a silky material made out of polyester, putting it at an affordable price point. Available in damask and scroll patterns, it’s used for draperies and other decorative applications like draping and tablecloths at weddings and special events. It’s also popular for dresses, formal wear, and costumes.
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Want to learn how to make Roman shades or pinch pleat curtains? You’ll find these original tutorials and many other décor how to’s at OFS™ Maker’s Mill. We have dozens of projects to choose from, all of which include a video as well as written instructions and photos of the process.
How To Make a Roman Shade
Roman shades give windows a clean look that goes well with many styles from traditional to modern. With the method shown here, there’s minimal stitching visible on the front.
How to Sew Lined Back Tab Curtains
Back tab curtains hang from tabs hidden on the back of the curtain panel. They have a seamless look from top to bottom that can fit into any décor style. Find out how to make your own with drapery lining!
How to Make Pinch Pleat Curtains
If you want a traditional look for your curtains, pinch pleats are a great option. They may look intimidating, but using pleater tape and hooks makes this project simple for sewers of any level.
How to Make Rod Pocket Curtains
Rod pocket curtains are the easiest style of curtains to make. It’s simply a panel of fabric with a tube for the curtain rod. This tutorial shows how to make simple rod pocket curtains.
Drapery Video Tutorials
Check out our extensive video library on YouTube which includes plenty of informative video tutorials on home décor projects. Learn how to make many types of curtains like easy no sew grommet curtains and tab top curtains.
Video: How to Make No Sew Grommet Curtains
You don’t need a sewing machine to create custom grommet curtains that look polished and professional. These no sew curtains use grommet tape and snap-on grommets, making the project even easier.
Video: How to Make Tab Top Curtains
Making curtains is easier than you may think! This tutorial shows you how to make tab top curtains. They slide open and closed easily, drape nicely, and tend to have a relaxed, casual feel.
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Drapery Articles & Information
Find out more about drapery fabric and making curtains with our home décor articles. We have information to help you create your draperies from start to finish.
Measuring for Curtains
There are many factors to take into consideration when making your own curtains beyond just the width and height of your windows. Find out what else you need to know when measuring your windows for new curtains.
How to Measure for Curtains
We have tutorials for many different styles of curtains and window treatments and are always adding more! From easy no sew grommet curtains to professional inverted box pleat curtains, find out how to make your favorite style.
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Drapery vs. Upholstery Fabric
Décor fabric is usually split into two categories: drapery fabric and upholstery fabric. This doesn’t mean drapery fabric can’t be used for upholstery, and vice versa. There are many other uses for these fabrics even beyond décor.
Picking Drapery Lining
There are so many drapery lining fabric choices, picking one can feel daunting. We’ll break down the different options and features so you can pick the one that will work best for your window treatments.