How many yards does it take to slipcover a loveseat?

Yardage Estimates

Upholstered Furniture
2 Cushion Loveseat: 13 yards 4 Cushion Loveseat: 17 yards
2 Cushion Sofa: 16 yards 3 Cushion Sofa: 18 yards
6 Cushion Sofa: 22 yards Ottoman: 3.5 yards

How much fabric do I need for a loveseat slipcover?

Sofas, Loveseats, and Chairs

Furniture Slipcovers Using 54″ Wide Fabric
Furniture Type Without Pattern Match With Pattern Match
2 Cushion Loveseat – 47″ to 60″ 13 Yards 15 Yards
4 Cushion Loveseat – 47″ to 60″ 14 Yards 16 Yards
2 Cushion Sofa – 61″ to 85″ Wide 14 Yards 16 Yards

How many yards do I need for a sofa slipcover?


.25= ¼ – .5=½ – .75=¾ Railroaded Vertical Run
no skirt 13.5 yds 16.75 yds
tailored skirt 17.5 yds 20 yds
other skirt 25.5 yds 26.5 yds
no skirt 14.25 yds 17 yds

How much fabric do you need for a couch slipcover?

Allow approximately 12 yards of fabric as a base estimate for a 6-foot-long, 2-cushion sofa. Increase that to 14 yards for a 7-foot sofa. Estimate an additional 1.5 yards of fabric per cushion for a sofa with more than two cushions — so a 7-foot-long, 6-cushion sofa would require around 20 yards of fabric.

How do you measure for slipcovers?

Here’s how to measure a couch for a slipcover in just 5 steps:

  1. Measure the widest part of your sofa, starting from the outer edge of one arm of the sofa to the outside of the opposite arm.
  2. Measure the depth of your seat cushion.
  3. Measure maximum cushion width.
  4. Measure maximum width of the sofa’s body.

How much fabric do I need to cover a 2 seater sofa?

Different styles of sofa will require different amounts of upholstery fabric. For a 2 seat piece usually 10-15m is needed.

What is the best fabric to use for slipcovers?

Canvas, cotton duck, denim and twill blends are by far the most common choices for slipcovers. They are very durable and can be easily washed at home. There are many options available and these options can generally be found at your local fabric shop, not a specialty store.

How do I work out how much fabric I need?

Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:

  1. Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number).
  2. Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need.