Thinking of reupholstery for your favorite chair? Perhaps it has been with you for many years and you have grown fond of it. Or maybe your pet has scratched off some of the obvious parts that you can’t hide from your guests. Whatever reason you may have, choosing to reupholster your chair is a good decision. For one, you are reusing an item of sentimental worth and giving it a new, fresh design with the help of newer patterns and better fabrics.
One of the fears you may have is trying to determine the amount of yard you’d be using in your project. You may have found your favorite material, perhaps a floral printed fabric or something with stripes for a more contemporary look. But how do you get the right measurements? Fret not; measuring upholstery can be an easy task as long as you know how to get the right numbers.
Note that if there are additional parts of your chair not included in the list, write it down as well.
Remember that it is always best to have a few extra scraps of fabric than underestimating the whole project. If you have chosen a fabric with patterns, take into account the potential repeats in the design. We have tackled about that factor in our previous post fund here.