Fabric Yardage Calculator

To use Fabric Yardage Calculator, follow the steps:

  1. Measure the length of the fabric:
    • Lay out the fabric on a flat surface.
    • Using a measuring tape, measure the length of the fabric from one end to the other. Make sure to measure along the edge of the fabric.
  2. Measure the width of the fabric:
    • Starting from one edge, measure the width of the fabric using a measuring tape. This measurement should be perpendicular to the length of the fabric.
  3. Convert the measurements to yards:
    • If you measured the length and width in inches, divide each measurement by 36 to convert it to yards.
    • If you measured the length and width in centimeters, divide each measurement by 91.44 to convert it to yards.
  4. Calculate the total yardage:
    • Multiply the converted length by the converted width to find the total area of the fabric in square yards.
Fabric Yardage Calculator

Fabric Yardage Calculator



Here’s an example calculation:

Let’s say you measured the length of the fabric as 72 inches and the width as 40 inches.

Converting the measurements to yards: Length = 72 inches ÷ 36 = 2 yards Width = 40 inches ÷ 36 = 1.11 yards (rounded to two decimal places)

Fabric Yardage Calculator
Calculate Fabric Yardage

Calculating the total yardage: Total Yardage = 2 yards × 1.11 yards = 2.22 square yards

So, in this example, you would need 2.22 yards of fabric.

Formula:

Yards of Fabric = (Length in inches ÷ 36) × (Width in inches ÷ 36)

This formula converts the length and width measurements of the fabric from inches to yards by dividing each measurement by 36, as there are 36 inches in a yard. Then, it multiplies the converted length by the converted width to find the total area of the fabric in square yards.

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