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Upholstery Fabric

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I Need?

Advice and estimates for how much upholstery fabric you will need for re-upholstery jobs.

If you’re looking to re-upholster a piece of furniture, it can be tricky to work out how much upholstery fabric you need for the project. Your upholsterer will advise how much they require to do the work, once they receive measurements and photos or view the piece in person. Quantities will depend on the fabric you choose, as you may need more to allow for pattern matching if using a patterned fabric. If you’re doing the work yourself, then here’s an approximate guide to estimate how much upholstery fabric to order. We always stress that this is a rough guide, and amounts are not exact as each piece of furniture and fabric is different.

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I need For a Wingback Chair?

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I need For a Wingback Chair?

Depending on the size of chair, approximately 6-7m is recommended. If your wingback chair has a skirt, then you may need more fabric.

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I Need to Cover a Footstool?

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I Need to Cover a Footstool?

Sizes of footstools can vary, however normally 2-3 metres of an upholstery fabric is enough to bring that old footstool back to life again.

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I need For a Club Chair?

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I need For a Club Chair?

Usually 5.5m – 6m of fabric is enough to cover a small club chair. If your chair is larger you may need more.

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I need For a Chaise Longue?

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I need For a Chaise Longue?

Again, these vary in size, but you will need roughly 7.5m of an upholstery fabric to re-cover a chaise longue.

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I need For an Office Chair?

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I need For an Office Chair?

These vary hugely in size and you’ll find some have arms and extra sections that require re-covering. An approximate amount would be 2-4m of fabric.

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I need For a Sofa?

How Much Upholstery Fabric Do I need For a Sofa?

Different styles of sofa will require different amounts of  upholstery fabric. For a 2 seat piece usually 10-15m is needed. A standard 3 seater sofa will need between 11m and 18.5m depending on the arms, height of the back and any extra details. If you have a large corner sofa then expect to need approximately 30m to cover all the cushions and sofa structure.  

 

Make sure you check with your upholsterer prior to ordering as the above guide is only a rough estimate.

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