# What are the standard widths of upholstery fabric?

## What are the standard widths of upholstery fabric?

The most well-known width for upholstery fabric today in the United States is 54 inches;, 48-inch-wide upholstery fabric is discovered both here and in Great Britain, and 40-and 42-inch widths are standard for some, imported upholstery fabrics, similar to Indian silks.

## What is a double a width?

Double Bed Width In inches The width of a double or full bed is 54″. The double, or the full, used to be the industry standard for a bed meant for two people.

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

Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:

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

### How is fabric width measured?

The width of fabric is usually measured in inches (in US) and most common widths are 44/45 inches and 60 inches. The width varies by the type of fabric. Quilting cotton is almost always 44/45” wide, apparel fabric is most often between 44” and 60” and home decor fabric is usually 54”.

### How do you measure fabric 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 many yards of fabric do you need for a chair upholstery?

Yardage Estimates

Upholstered Furniture
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
Recliners: 7 – 8 yards Parsons Chair (upholstered legs): 3 yards

## Is extra wide the same as EE?

Foot Width: Boots are typically available in 6 widths: B (extra narrow), C (narrow), D (regular), E (wide), EE (extra wide), and EEE (triple wide).

## How much fabric do you need to reupholster a couch?

Allow approximately 12 yards of fabric as a base estimate for a 6-foot-long, 2-cushion sofa. Increase that to 14 yards for a 7-foot sofa. Estimate an additional 1.5 yards of fabric per cushion for a sofa with more than two cushions — so a 7-foot-long, 6-cushion sofa would require around 20 yards of fabric.

What are fabric widths?

What is this? The usable width of your fabric is the measurement between the warp thread on the left edge to the warp thread on the right edge, minus any selvage. The actual piece of material could be wider than the usable portion, but most manufacturers will provide the usable width rather than the actual width.

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

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.

### What is the average size of upholstery fabric?

Most upholstery weight fabrics sold in the United States are 54 inches (~140 cm) wide. A reasonable allowance has been made for matching but some stripe, plaid and floral patterns with large repeats may take more fabric. Also add for arm covers, self lined skirts and attached pillow backs. This chart is based on estimates only.

How much fabric do I need to reupholster a sofa?

I’ve read that for every foot of the sofa, you’ll need 1.5-2 yards of fabric, but this all depends of the type of furniture you are recovering. Sofas that are completely upholstered in fabric use way more yardage than a chair. Again, it is best to consult an upholstery professional.

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

I’ve read that for every foot of the sofa, you’ll need 1.5-2 yards of fabric, but this all depends of the type of furniture you are recovering. Sofas that are completely upholstered in fabric use way more yardage than a chair.

## What is single-width fabric?

Single-width fabric refers to any fabric that’s wrapped around the bolt unfolded. When you unroll a single-width fabric, you’ll only have one layer on your cutting table. The selvage edges will be on opposite sides of the fabric, and you’ll be able to clearly see the right and wrong sides of the fabric.