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 sofa cushions?

A single sofa cushion typically requires two yards of fabric to be covered.

## How much fabric do I need for an 18 inch cushion?

To sew an 18 inch pillow cover, all you need is half a yard of fabric that is 45 inches wide.**How much bigger should a cushion cover be than the cushion?**

To achieve this, you must use an insert that is actually larger than the cushion cover. We advise using inserts that are 2-3cm or 1 larger than the cover for rectangular (lumber) cushions and about 5-6cm or 2 larger than the cover for square cushion covers.

Dimensions that fit the width of the fabric Divide the total length you need by 36 to determine how many yards youll need; round up to the nearest yard since most of our fabric is sold in full yards.**How much fabric do I need for a 16×16 pillow?**

A 16 x 16 pillow or smaller can be made with half a yard of fabric.**How do you calculate cushion piping?**

For example, a 46cm x 46cm cushion pad requires a length of piping that is 189cm long to complete the cushion. You will also need a strip of fabric that is 5cm wide and the length of the piping cord (it may need to be joined).**How many yards do I need for a bench cushion?****Yardage Estimates**

Upholstered Furniture | |
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2 Cushion Loveseat: 13 yards |
4 Cushion Loveseat: 17 yards |

2 Cushion Sofa: 16 yards | 3 Cushion Sofa: 18 yards |

6 Cushion Sofa: 22 yards | Ottoman: 3.5 yards |

Slipper Chair: 14 yards | Wing Chair: 10 yards |

**How much fabric do I need to cover a 4 seater sofa?**

Typically, a three-seater will need 16 to 18 meters, while a four-seater will need 20 to 22 meters.**How much fabric do I need to cover a chair cushion?**

Plan to use a piece of fabric 27 inches long by 54 inches wide, or roughly three-quarters of a yard, for two chair seats; this does not allow for pattern placement matching but is a general rule. Most dining room chairs can be covered using a piece of fabric 27 x 27 inches.

**Related Questions
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### How do I calculate yardage for upholstery?

Remember that upholstery fabric is typically 54 inches wide when measuring the length and width of the front of the sofa, the inside and outside of the arms, and the seating area with the cushions removed. Once you have your measurements, divide by 36 to determine the yardage.

### How do I figure out how many yards of fabric I need for a cushion?

Take an individual cushion from the furniture piece and measure its length and width. Multiply the length by two to account for the cushions top and bottom faces. Add an inch to the length and width to account for the seams.

### How much fabric do I need for a dress calculator?

**Yards Needed For a Pair of Curtains**

Fabric Width, inches | ||
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Dress, short sleeves |
4-1/4 yards |
2-3/4 yards |

Dress, long sleeves | 5 yards | 3-1/4 yards |

Pants | 3-1/4 yards | 2-5/8 yards |

Shorts | 2-1/2 yards | 1-7/8 yards |

### How do I calculate how much fabric I need for a cushion?

To calculate how much fabric youll need to make the sides, front, and back of the box cushion, multiply the cushions width by two, its depth by two, and then add those numbers together.

### How much fabric do I need for a 3 seater sofa?

If you have a large corner sofa, plan on needing about 30m to cover all the cushions and sofa structure. A standard three-seater sofa will require between 11m and 18.5m depending on the arms, height of the back, and any additional details.

### What size is a standard cushion?

The square cushion, which comes in sizes ranging from 30cm x 30cm (12inch x 12inch), 40cm x 40cm (16inch x 16inch), 45cm x 45cm (18inch x 18inch), and 60cm x 60cm (24inch x 24inch), has historically been the most popular size and shape for a cushion.

### How many yards of fabric do I need for a sectional sofa?

Typically, a sectional sofa will require between 24 and 36 yards of fabric.

### What is the length of a 3 seater sofa?

Although couches can come in a variety of sizes, the typical range for a three-seat sofa is between 72 and 96 (183-244 cm) and for a loveseat, the range is between 48 and 72 (121-183 cm).