# How many yards does it take to upholster a chair?

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## How many yards does it take to upholster a chair?

Yardage Estimates

Upholstered Furniture | |
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Sectionals: 24 – 34 yards | Square Ottoman: 2.5 yards |

Benches (with backs): 6 yards | Benches (no backs): 3 yards |

Club Chairs: 6 – 8 yards | Club Chairs with Ottomans: 8 – 9 yards |

Basket Chairs: 5 yards | Swivel/Rockers: 8 yards |

## How much fabric do I need for chair upholstery?

If your chair is larger than average, measure the width the same way as you would measure the length at its widest point. If you have more than one chair that you are reupholstering, multiply the number of chairs by 0.75 and divide by 2. This will give you the total amount of yardage you will need for your chairs.

**How much yardage do I need for upholstery?**

Measure the length and width of the front of the sofa. Then, measure the inside and outside of the arms and the seating area with the cushions removed. Once you have your numbers, divide by 36 to determine the yardage. Keep in mind that upholstery fabric is usually 54 inches wide.

### How many yards of fabric do I need for a wingback chair?

In general, a wingback chair will need about seven and a half yards of fabric to be fully reupholstered.

### How much fabric do you need to reupholster a dining room chair?

To determine how much fabric you will need, simply measure the bottom of each seat and add approximately 6″ to the outside edge. This will give you enough material to wrap around the seat and staple it to the bottom of the chair.

**How many yards of fabric do I need calculator?**

Dimensions that fit into the width of the fabric Take the total length you need and divide by 36 to calculate how many yards you need. Most of our fabric is sold in full yard increments, so round up to the nearest yard.

## How do I calculate how much fabric I need to reupholster?

Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:

- Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number).
- Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need.

## How do you measure fabric for chair cushions?

Start by measuring the length and width of an individual cushion from the furniture piece. Multiply the length by two to account for both the cushion’s top and bottom faces, and add an inch to the length and width to account for the seams.

**How much fabric do I need for 6 dining room chairs?**

As a general rule, using 54″ wide fabric, 3/4 yard will work for 2 chairs. Three-quarters yards will give you two pieces that are 27″ x 27″. If you have four chairs, you will need 1.5 yards, six chairs takes 2.25 yards, eight chair seats take 3 yards, and so on.

### How do you figure yardage?

Length in feet x Width in feet x Depth in feet (inches divided by 12). Take the total and divide by 27 (the amount of cubic feet in a yard).

### How do you calculate yardage for cushions?

Measure the Cushions Start by measuring the length and width of an individual cushion from the furniture piece. Multiply the length by two to account for both the cushion’s top and bottom faces, and add an inch to the length and width to account for the seams.