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Calculation of the length required for furniture

Example of furniture and the lengths of fabric required.

The fabric lengths below are stated as a guide only and in a plain or faux plain fabric. If you prefer a fabric with striking patterns that you wish to position accurately, take into account the repeat of the design as stated in our product specifications.

2-seater sofa

Length: 1.2 metres
Dimensions: L: 175 cm, H: 95 cm, D: 98 cm
Seat height: 44 cm

Voltaire armchair

Length: 1.8 metres
Dimensions: L: 67 cm, H: 112 cm, D: 58 cm
 

3-seater sofa

Length: 1.5 metres
Dimensions: L: 175 cm, H: 95 cm, D: 98 cm Seat height: 44 cm

Pear pouffe

Length: 3 metres Dimensions: L: 80 cm, H: 80 cm, D: 70 cm

Other examples

  • Recovered wooden Bridge chair: 1.20 by 1.40 metres
  • Bridge chair: 1.20 by 1.40 metres
  • Louis Philippe chair: 1 by 1.40 metres
  • Low chair: 2 by 1.40 metres
  • Fireside chair: 4 by 1.4 metres
  • Louis XIII chair: 1.90 by 1.40 metres
  • Modern armchair: 3 by 1.40 metres
  • Easy chair: 4 by 1.40 metres
  • Wing-back armchair: 4.50 by 1.40 metres
  • Baroque armchair: 4.50 by 1.40 metres
  • Wing chair: 4.50 by 1.40 metres

Calculating required length and template:

Information regarding how to calculate the required length of fabric for an item of furniture is not easy to come across: master upholsterers keep close guard over their secrets! However, in order to calculate the length of fabric required in order to upholster or reupholster a lounge chair, there are techniques that anyone can try their hand at.

  • The simplest solution is to remove the worn fabric to serve as a template when cutting the new fabric. Add a margin measuring at least 5 cm on each side.
  • You can also produce a template using craft paper or silk paper:
  • Begin by measuring the armchair, taking the maximum lengths for the height, width and depth, and noting them on the paper.
  • Draw a square or rectangle on the paper and place it over the section of the armchair that it is intended to cover.
  • Add a margin measuring at least 5 cm on each side.
  • Place the paper template on top of the fabric and cut.>

Help

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