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How Much Fabric Do I Need?

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How Much Fabric Do I Need? A common and often asked question on a nearly daily basis!

As CanvasEtc.com is an online fabric superstore, carrying a tremendous stocked inventory of wide-ranging fabric types, we are asked on a daily basis by our many customers and friends – some of which are upholstery specialists and some of which are not – “how much fabric do I need?” Well, the answer is simple…but also slightly complex, as well.

How Much Fabric Do I Need
How Much Fabric Do I Need?

In this Blog, we have endeavored to simplify the process of forecasting and projecting the quantity of fabric that you will need to complete your project. A simple equation follows below, in addition to normal and consistently utilized fabric yardage quantities for a specific chair type, sofa, lamp, or bench.

The instructions will best define how to calculate the cut yardage of fabric you will need for many different projects and scenarios. These yardages are normal and nearly customary calculations for many different projects, such as: headboards, wingback chairs, dining chair cushions, love seats, and even table lamp shades.

There are many options of fabric types and weights to consider when selecting the ideal material for your upholstery project. From our 10 ounce cotton duck upholstery fabric to our 12 ounce bull denim, we have the right material, the right weight and the color range to ensure that you have exactly what you need to get the job done right and well!

 

Yardage Required Equation
Yardage Required Equation

Yardage Forecasting and Estimating Guide for Customizing Your Furniture with Upholstery Fabric:

Three-cushion sofa fabric material required – 18 – 22 yards

Two-cushion Love Seat fabric material required – 14 – 17 yards

Club Chair fabric material required – 9 – 11 yards

Chaise Lounge fabric material required – 11 – 13 yards

Tufted Chesterfield Sofa fabric material required – 15 – 19 yards

Camelback Sofa fabric material required – 12 – 15 yards

Wingback Chair fabric material required – 5 – 7 yards

Bergere Chair fabric material required – 5 – 6 yards

Skirted Parsons Chair fabric material required – 4 – 5 yards

Dining Chair Cushions fabric material required – ½ – 1 yard each

Queen Headboard fabric material required – 5 – 7 yards

Tufted Queen Headboard fabric material required – 6 – 8 yards

Bolster Pillow fabric material required – ¼ – 1 yard each

Flanged Euro Sham fabric material required – 2 – 3 yards

Throw Pillow fabric material required – ½ – 1 yard

Standard Sham fabric material required – 1.5 – 2 yards each

Shower Curtain fabric material required – 5 – 6 yards

Sink Skirt fabric material required – 1 – 2 yards

Table Skirt fabric material required – 5 – 6 yards

Porch Swing Cushion fabric material required – 1.5 – 2 yards

Bench fabric material required – 2 – 3 yards

Hammock fabric material required – 5 – 6 yards

Play Teepee fabric material required – 6 – 8 yards

Dog Bed fabric material required – 2 – 3 yards

X-Bench fabric material required – 3 – 3.5 yards

Table Lamp Shade fabric material required – ½ – ¾ yards

Chandelier Shades fabric material required – 1 yard for 6 shades

Tufted Ottoman fabric material required – 5 – 5.5 yards

Yardage Forecasted
Yardage Forecasted

If you are wondering where to begin and seeking a great new upholstery project, click thru to this informative feature from Design Sponge – Upholstery 101: 10 Projects to Get You Started!

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