Our upholstery yardage calculator amounts are based on Solid Fabrics, 54″ wide. Extra amounts may be needed to match patterns.
You want to be sure to order enough upholstery fabric … but not too much – we recognize that and offer these charts to help you get the right yardage. Each of our fabrics is 54 inches wide and sold by the yard (in 1/4 yard increments after the first yard.
Upholstery Yardage Chart
This chart is meant to help you calculate the amount of upholstery fabric you may need for your project by showing images of different pieces of furniture and displaying the number of yards of fabric typically needed to reupholster such a piece. This yardage calculator is just meant to be used as a general guide since your furniture needing to be upholstered will be unique and most likely not match exactly what is shown on the chart. Please try to select the general shape that matches the most closely and add yards as needed.
Recommendations for using this Fabric Yardage Calculator
If you are purchasing a fabric without a pattern, always order slightly more than you think you may need as we cannot guarantee the dye-lot of a future purchase. This chart assumes a plain fabric where a pattern does not need to be matched. For patterns that you wish to match, we recommend adding an additional 15% to each pattern ordered.
Calculating fabric yardage for upholstery
Every Project will vary in complexity and fabric requirements will vary greatly. for the beginner upholsterer, try to stick with simple, solid color patterns. This will greatly reduce overall cost and save time as well.