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Furniture Reupholstery Guide - How Much Leather & Fabric To Buy

Danish Style Wingback

The Ultimate Furniture
   Reupholstery Guide

Reupholster Chairs

All reupholstery estimates include outside backs of furniture. This is only a guide - consult your upholsterer for exact amounts. Click on images to enlarge. 1 Fabric Yard = 18 sq ft of Leather

Armchairs and Accents

Large Tufted Wingback

Large Tufted Wingback
8 yards | 144 sq ft

Louis XV Bergere Chair

Louis XV Bergere Chair
5 yards | 90 sq ft

Danish Style Wingback

Danish Style Wingback
6.5 yards | 117 sq ft

Modern Barrel Chair

Modern Barrel Chair
3 yards | 54 sq ft

French Bergere Chair

French Bergere Chair
4.5 yards | 81 sq ft

Egg Chair

Egg Chair
7 yards | 126 sq ft

Standard Wingback

Standard Wingback
6.5 yards | 117 sq ft

Tufted Slipper Chair

Tufted Slipper Chair
4 yards | 72 sq ft

Loose Cushion Slipper Chair

Loose Cushion Slipper Chair
Loose Back & Seat
5 yards | 90 sq ft

Petite French Club Chair

Petite French Club Chair
6 yards | 108 sq ft

Accent Chair

Accent Chair
5 yards | 90 sq ft

Swan Chair

Swan Chair
3 yards | 54 sq ft

Swivel Lounge Chair

Swivel Lounge Chair
5 yards | 90 sq ft

Traditional Armchair

Traditional Armchair
6.5 yards | 117 sq ft

Tufted Armchair

Tufted Armchair
7.5 yards | 135 sq ft

Skirted Oversized Armchair

Skirted Oversized Armchair
7.5 yards | 135 sq ft

Tufted Danish Mid Century Modern Chair

Tufted Danish Mid Century Modern Chair
5.5 yards | 99 sq ft

Mid Century Modern Style Chair

Mid Century Modern Style Chair
5.5 yards | 99 sq ft

Open Arm Mid Century Modern Tufted Chair

Open Arm Mid Century Modern Tufted Chair
3 yards | 54 sq ft

Open Arm Danish Mid Century Modern Chair

Open Arm Danish Mid Century Modern Chair
3 yards | 54 sq ft

Square Arm Accent Chair

Square Arm Accent Chair
5 yards | 90 sq ft

Lawson Accent Chair

Lawson Accent Chair
7 yards | 126 sq ft

Lawson Chair Skirted

Lawson Chair Skirted
7 yards | 126 sq ft

Roll Arm Lawson Chair

Roll Arm Lawson Chair
6 yards | 108 sq ft

Chesterfield Chair

Chesterfield Chair
7.5 yards | 108 sq ft

Shell Back Arm Chair

Shell Back Arm Chair
6 yards | 108 sq ft

Tufted Mid-Century Modern Chair

Tufted Mid Century Modern Chair
5 yards | 90 sq ft

French 1940s Club Chair

French 1940s Club Chair
7.5 yards | 135 sq ft

Barrel Chair

Barrel Chair
5 yards | 90 sq ft

Large Roll Arm Lawson Chair with Nailhead Finish

Large Roll Arm Lawson Chair with Nailhead Finish
7.5 yards | 135 sq ft

Pillow Top Arm Chair

Pillow Top Arm Chair
7.5 yards | 135 sq ft

Pillow Top Arm Chair Oversized

Pillow Top Arm Chair Oversized
8.5 yards | 153 sq ft

Modern Ribbed Back Chair

Modern Ribbed Back Chair
3.5 yards | 63 sq ft

Large French Bergere Chair

Large French Bergere Chair
6.5 yards | 117 sq ft

Morris (Mission Style) Chair with Ottoman

Morris (Mission Style) Chair with Ottoman
4.5 yards | 81 sq ft

Dining and Fauteuil

Dining Club Chair
3.5 yards | 63 sq ft

Open Back Dining Chair
2 yards | 38 sq ft

Modern Armless Dining Chair
2 yards | 38 sq ft

Winged Half Back Dining Chair
2 yards | 38 sq ft

Queen Anne Dining Chair
1 yard | 19 sq ft

Ladder Back Dining Chair
.75 yard | 13 sq ft

Oval Cane Back Dining Chair
.75 yard | 13 sq ft

Parson’s Dining Chair
3 yards | 54 sq ft

Parson’s Skirted Dining Chair
4 yards | 72 sq ft

Curved Half Back Dining Chair
1.5 yards | 27 sq ft

Butterfly Back Mid Century Modern Dining Chair
1.5 yards | 27 sq ft

Mid Century Modern Dining Chair
2 yards | 36 sq ft

Small Winged Dining Chair
2 yards | 36 sq ft

Modern Tulip Dining Chair
2 yards | 36 sq ft

Modern Saarinen Dining Chair
2 yards | 36 sq ft

Tufted Back Dining Chair
3 yards | 54 sq ft

Tufted Rolled Back Dining Chair
3 yards | 54 sq ft

Oval Back Louis XVI Fauteuil Chair
3 yards | 54 sq ft

French Style Dining Chair
2.5 yards | 45 sq ft

Oval Back Louis XVI Style Dining Chair
2.5 yards | 45 sq ft

Slope Arm Dining Chair
3 yards | 54 sq ft

Winged Dining Chair
3 yards | 54 sq ft

Square Back Dining Chair
2.5 yards | 45 sq ft

Rococo Style Fauteuil Chair
3.5 yards | 63 sq ft

Louis XVI Style Cane Back Fauteuil Chair
1 yards | 18 sq ft

Louis XIII Style Os de Mouton Dining Chair
2.5 yards | 45 sq ft

High Back Dining Chair
2.5 yards | 45 sq ft

Recliners & Rockers

Venetian Reclining Chair with Ottoman

Venetian Reclining Chair with Ottoman
6.5 yards | 117 sq ft

Glider Rocker with Ottoman

Glider Rocker with Ottoman
4.5 yards | 81 sq ft

Eames Chair with Ottoman

Eames Chair with Ottoman
3.5 yards | 63 sq ft

Mid Century Modern Style Recliner

Mid Century Modern Style Recliner
4.5 yards | 81 sq ft

Contemporary Power Recliner

Contemporary Power Recliner
7.5 yards | 135 sq ft

Contemporary Two Position Recliner

Contemporary Two Position Recliner
8 yards | 144 sq ft

Pillow Top Power Recliner

Pillow Top Power Recliner
8 yards | 144 sq ft

Pillow Top Recliner Oversized

Pillow Top Recliner Oversized
9 yards | 162 sq ft

Club Style Push Back Recliner

Club Style Push Back Recliner
7.5 yards | 135 sq ft

Traditional Style Recliner

Traditional Style Recliner
7.5 yards | 135 sq ft

Modern Recliner

Modern Recliner
8 yards | 144 sq ft

Morris Mission Recliner

Morris Mission Recliner
5 yards | 90 sq ft

Traditional Rocking Chair

Traditional Rocking Chair
2.5 yards | 45 sq ft

Victorian Rocking Chair
3 yards | 54 sq ft

Stools

Backless Stool

Backless Stool
.5 yards | 9 sq ft

Rounded Back Stool

Rounded Back Stool
1.5 yards | 27 sq ft

Open Back Stool

Open Back Stool
1.5 yards | 27 sq ft

High Back Counter Stool

High Back Counter Stool
2.5 yards | 45 sq ft

Wood Back Stool

Wood Back Stool
.5 yards | 9 sq ft

Office

Mid Century Tufted Office Chair

Mid Century Tufted Office Chair
4.5 yards | 81 sq ft

Tulip Style Tufted Office Chair

Tulip Style Tufted Office Chair
4.5 yards | 81 sq ft

Modern Ribbed Back Office Chair

Modern Ribbed Back Office Chair
3 yards | 54 sq ft

Ergonomic Office Chair

Ergonomic Office Chair
3.5 yards | 63 sq ft

Scoop Arm Traditional Office Chair

Scoop Arm Traditional Office Chair
4.5 yards | 81 sq ft

Tufted Wood Arm Executive Chair

Tufted Wood Arm Executive Chair
3.5 yards | 63 sq ft

Club Style Office Chair

Club Style Office Chair
3.5 yards | 63 sq ft

Tufted Wingback Executive Chair

Tufted Wingback Executive Chair
5.5 yards | 99 sq ft

Tufted Wingback Executive Chair Oversized

Tufted Wingback Executive Chair Oversized
6.5 yards | 117 sq ft

Modern Mid Back Office Chair

Modern Mid Back Office Chair
2 yards | 36 sq ft

Reupholster Sofas

Developed in the early 20th century, the "Lawson sofa" had low set arms with plush seat & back cushions. Emphasizing comfort over traditional design, the Lawson became the quintessential form of American-style furniture.

Standard

Lawson Roll Arm Sofa 86"
16.5 yards | 297 sq ft

Lawson Skirted Sofa 92"
18.5 yards | 333 sq ft

Lawson "T" Cushion Sofa 86"
16 yards | 288 sq ft

Lawson Straight Cushion Sofa 84"
15.5 yards | 279 sq ft

Lawson Straight Cushion Sofa 72”
13.5 yards | 243 sq ft

Lawson Pillow Top Arm Sofa 86"
18 yards | 306 sq ft

Track Arm Lawson Sofa 90"
17 yards | 306 sq ft

Club Style Sofa with Tight Back Cushions 84"
15 yards | 270 sq ft

Reclining Three Seat Sofa 86"
19.5 yards | 351 sq ft

Slope Arm Sofa 86"
15 yards | 270 sq ft

Recessed Slope Arm Two Cushion Sofa 72"
12.5 yards | 225 sq ft

English Roll Arm Sofa 96"
18 yards | 324 sq ft

Camel Back Sofa 84"
15 yards | 270 sq ft

Camel Back Loose Cushion Sofa 96"
19.5 yards | 351 sq ft

Camel Back Sofa with Modern English Arm 78"
13 yards | 234 sq ft

Chesterfield Sofa 86"
15.5 yards | 279 sq ft

Tufted Mid Century Modern Sofa 88"
16 yards | 288 sq ft

Tufted Back Anson Sofa 78"
13 yards | 234 sq ft

Danish Mid Century Modern Sofa 73"
10 yards | 180 sq ft

Sheraton Sofa 78"
12 yards | 216 sq ft

Duncan Phyfe Sofa

Duncan Phyfe Sofa 78"
12.5 yards | 225 sq ft

Tufted Empire Sofa 80"
12.5 yards | 225 sq ft

Tufted French Victorian Canape Sofa

Tufted French Victorian “Canape” Sofa 64"
11 yards | 198 sq ft

Tufted Fainting Couch

Tufted Fainting Couch 77"
9 yards | 162 sq ft

Loveseats

Roll Arm Loveseat with Tight Back Cushion 63'
11 yards | 198 sq ft

Tufted Wing Loveseat with Recessed Roll Arm 68"
12 yards | 225 sq ft

Contemporary Flared Arm Loveseat 60"
10 yards | 180 sq ft

French Provincial Style Tufted Loveseat 62"
10 yards | 180 sq ft

Slipper Loveseat 52"
9 yards | 162 sq ft

Lawson Track Arm Loveseat 66"
11 yards | 198 sq ft

Lawson Loveseat Skirted 66"
12 yards | 216 sq ft

English Roll Arm Loveseat 68"
11 yards | 198 sq ft

Lawson Roll Arm Loveseat 66"
11 yards | 198 sq ft

Recessed Roll Arm Loveseat with Tight Back 60"
10.5 yards | 189 sq ft

Pillow Top Arm Loveseat 64"
11.5 yards | 207 sq ft

Contemporary Danish Modern Loveseat 60"
11 yards | 198 sq ft

Barcelona Style Loveseat

Barcelona Style Loveseat 51"
7 yards | 127 sq ft

Wood Frame Mid Century Modern Loveseat 62"
7 yards | 126 sq ft

English Roll Arm Loveseat with Tight Back & Seat 60"
10 yards | 180 sq ft

Tufted Curved Back Loveseat 62"
10 yards | 180 sq ft

Chippendale Sofa-Settee

Chippendale Sofa-Settee 59"
9.5 yards | 171 sq ft

French Style Settee with Scroll Arms 68"
11 yards | 198 sq ft

Petite Curved Back Settee 55"
8 yards | 144 sq ft

Track Arm French Loveseat 60"
9 yards | 162 sq ft

French Victorian Settee

French Victorian Settee 51"
6 yards | 108 sq ft

Chaise

Lawson Style Chaise Lounge

Lawson Style Chaise Lounge
10 yards | 180 sq ft

Meridienne Chaise Lounge

Meridienne Chaise Lounge
11 yards | 198 sq ft

Modern-ribbed-chaise-lounge

Modern-ribbed-chaise-lounge
7.5 yards | 135 sq ft

Victorian Style Chaise Lounge

Victorian Style Chaise Lounge
10 yards | 180 sq ft

Duchesse Brisee Chaise

Duchesse Brisee Chaise
9 yards | 162 sq ft

Reupholster Sectionals

Furniture reupholstery estimates can sometimes be tricky. As a natural product, quality leather often has natural markings has that may have to be worked around.  Fabric can have its own challenges. Matching up the repeat on a some patterned fabric may require additional material.

Roll Arm Lawson Sectional
27 Yards | 486 sq ft

Roll Arm Lawson Sectional with Chaise & Side Cushion
24 yards | 432 sq ft

Roll Arm Lawson Sectional with Chaise
35 Yards | 630 sq ft

Skirted Lawson Sectional
29 yards | 522 sq ft

English (Charles of London) Arm Sectional
25 yards | 450 sq ft

Shelter Arm Sectional with Chaise
28 yards | 504 sq ft

Reclining Pillow Top Sectional
34 yards | 612 sq ft

Reclining Pillow Top Arm Sectional with Chaise
42 yards | 756 sq ft

Italian Curved Sectional
33 yards | 594 sq ft

Armless Sectional with Double Chaise
38 yards | 684 sq ft

Tufted Mid Century Modern Sectional
34 yards | 612 sq ft

Tufted Tuxedo Sectional with Chaise
25 yards | 450 sq ft

Reupholster Ottomans

Small Rectangle Ottoman
(20”W / 14"D / 16"H)
1 yards | 18 sq ft

Skirted Rectangle Ottoman
(26”W / 22"D / 18"H)
2 yards | 36 sq ft

Rectangle Mid Century Style Ottoman
(28”W / 22"D)
1.5 yards | 27 sq ft

Rectangle Ottoman
(30”W / 20"D / 17"H)
1.5 yards | 27 sq ft

Rectangle Cocktail Style Ottoman
(38”W / 16”D)
2 yards | 36 sq ft

Rectangle Storage Ottoman
(42”W / 18”D)
3.5 yards | 63 sq ft

Tufted Bench Style Ottoman
(48”W / 22”D)
3 yards | 54 sq ft

Round Tufted Storage Ottoman
(19”W / 18"H)
2 yards | 36 sq ft

Round Cocktail Style Storage Ottoman
(32”W / 17"H)
2 yards | 36 sq ft

Cube Ottoman
(20”W / 20"D / 18"H)
2.5 yards | 45 sq ft

Small Square Ottoman
(24”W / 15"H)
1.5 yards | 27 sq ft

Square Tufted Ottoman
(36”W)
3.5 yards | 63 sq ft

Square Cocktail Ottoman
(36”W / 17"H)
4 yards | 72 sq ft

Large Square Cocktail Style Ottoman
(40”W)
2.5 yards | 45 sq ft

Rectangle Foot Stool
(20”W / 14"H)
.5 yards | 9 sq ft

Rectangle Tufted Foot Stool
(24”W / 18"D / )
.75 yards | 13.5 sq ft

Large Square Pouf
(42”W / 16"H)
4.5 yards | 81 sq ft

Reupholster Benches & Banquettes

Upholstered Bench
(42”W / 16”D)
1.5 yards | 27 sq ft

Modern Bench
(60”W / 22”D)
2.5 yards | 45 sq ft

Tufted Mid Century Modern Bench
(54”W / 18”D)
2.5 yards | 45 sq ft

Tufted Mid Century Style Bench
(72”W / 22”D)
4.5 yards | 81 sq ft

Tight Back Danish Style Bench
(71”W / 25”D)
7 yards | 126 sq ft

Open Wood Arm Bench
(67”W / 26”D)
6 yards | 108 sq ft

Louis Style Bench
(54”W / 16”D)
2.5 yards | 45 sq ft

Recamier Bench
(50”W / 18”D / 28”H)
3.5 yards | 63 sq ft

Curved Banquette
(66”W / 27”D / 38”H)
8.5 yards | 153 sq ft

High Back Tufted Banquette
(50”W / 31”D / 42”H)
9 yards | 162 sq ft

Reupholster Beds & Daybeds

Headboard F-Q-K (57”-64”-80” W / 52” H)
Full (2.5 yards | 45 sq ft)
Queen (3 yards | 54 sq ft)
King (4 yards | 72 sq ft)

Tufted Headboard F-Q-K (61”-68”-84” W / 60” H)
Full (3.5 yards | 63 sq ft) w/ side rails add 65%  
Queen (4.5 yards | 81 sq ft) w/ side rails add 65% 
King (5.5 yards | 99 sq ft) w/ side rails add 65% 

Bench Style Daybed
( 72” W / 38” D)
10 Yards | 180 Sq ft

Modern Sofa Daybed
(92” W / 34” D)
12.5 Yards | 235 sq ft

Leather and Fabric Calculator

Upholstery leather (sometimes called leather fabric) is not sold by the yard in sheets or rolls like man-made fabrics but comes directly from the cowhide which is measured in square feet (sq ft). The average cowhide is 50 square feet but cows vary in size. Often, upholsterers will give project estimates in fabric yards (36" long x 54" wide) instead of square feet which is how leather is always sold. Don't worry, making the conversion from "by the yard" is easy! Use this calculator to determine how much leather to buy. Note: this conversion includes a 30% waste factor due to variation in hide shapes & presence of natural markings in leather). 

Type your estimate in yards in the box to convert to square feet

Fabric yard

Square feet of leather