Fabric Yardage Chart:
Use this yardage chart to figure out how much fabric you will need for your upholstery project.
This fabric yardage conversion chart is a great starting point, but each upholstery situation is unique so here are some things to consider. If your fabric has a big motif, a large repeat, or is directional, it's best to buy extra.
When working with large repeats, the rule of thumb is to buy the pattern's suggested amount of fabric plus enough extra to cover one full repeat for every 5 yards. You will also need extra yardage if you are cutting fabric on the bias.
When in doubt, add an extra yard. It's always better to have a bit more than not enough. Popular and unusual fabric patterns can sell-out quickly at our discounted prices, so it's best to get a bit more than you need when it's readily available. It hurts to have to pay the full price for it later. You can buy Fabric by the Yard at Modern Fabrics.