Buckram is a “stiff” cotton fabric material used to add stability to fabric for making many products. In the making of window treatments it is used primarily in the header to give the fabric stiffness for creating pinch pleats, etc. Without buckram many window treatment headers would not be possible.
Bracket-to-bracket measuring is the easiest way to get your drape width correct. Whether you are using a standard curtain rod, a traverse rod or decorative rod the measuring is the same.
All rods are attached to the wall using brackets. For existing hardware, you will measure from wall bracket to wall bracket. For new drapery hardware installations, we recommend that you mount your brackets at least 4″ out on each side of the window casing. The total distance between your brackets is the width you select when pricing and ordering on our site. The workroom will take care of the fabric fullness and pattern matching on any seams.
Our designer fullness is a minimum of 2 to 1 fullness on our drape products. To illustrate this let’s say your bracket-to-bracket measurement is 72″, we will sew together the fabric widths to yield approximately 144″ wide (72″ x 2) of fabric. When the drape’s pleats are constructed, the workroom will gather and sew the fabric for 2 to 1 fullness giving a finished width of 72″ for a single draw panel or two panels of 36″ each in a Center Split drape.