how much fabric do I need

July 22nd, 2008

I’ve seen a lot of traffic come through my site looking for “how to measure fabric for a reupholstery project” or “how to estimate how much fabric I need to recover…”. My approach is to measure the old fabric covering before buying the new fabric, as you’ll find that you actually need more supplies than you thought (like muslin to cover the bottom of the chair), or using a calculator, you’ll end up with too much fabric.

If you prefer to buy the fabric before attempting the project, here’s a nifty calculator at Domino Magazine.