Yardage Guide – Aiden Fabrics

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Yardage Guide

Fabric Needs by Projects

Standard Yardage & Repeat Calculator for Upholstery & Fabrication Projects

With our extensive knowledge and experience in the fabric business, we are happy to provided estimates for your fabrication or upholstery needs. However, our estimates for the yardage needed for your project, are just that: estimate. We also recommend purchasing a few extra yards for insurance, especially if the repeat of the pattern is large.

Since we have not measured your specific project, we cannot be responsible for the accuracy of our estimates. For best results, consult a sewing or upholstery professional or come see us in the store today.

Yardage Estimates

Add 2 yards for button tufting; add 1.5 yards for skirts on sofas and .75 yards for skirts on chairs.

Upholstered Furniture
Loveseats:
11 – 15 yards
6′ Sofas:
12 – 13 yards
7′ Sofas:
14 – 15 yards
9′ Sofas:
18 – 20 yards
Sectionals:
24 – 34 yards
Square Ottoman:
2.5 yards
Round Ottoman:
3 yards
Skirted Ottoman:
5.5 yards
Benches (with backs):
6 yards
Benches (no backs):
3 yards
Dining Chairs:
.75 – 2 yards
Desk Chairs:
2 – 4.5 yards
Club Chairs:
6 – 8 yards
Club Chairs with Ottomans:
8 – 9 yards
Wing Chairs:
5- 7 yards
Chesterfield:
6 – 7 yards
Basket Chairs:
5 yards
Swivel/Rockers:
8 yards
Barcelona Chair:
3 yards
Corner Chair:
6 yards
Recliners:
7 – 8 yards
Parsons Chair (upholstered legs):
3 yards
Parsons Chair with Skirt:
3.5 yards
Settes:
6 – 8 yards
Slipcovers
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
Slipper Chair:
14 yards
Wing Chair:
10 yards
Upholstered Headboards
Twin:
3.5 yards
Full:
5.5 yards
Queen:
6 yards
King:
6.5 yards
Shades & Valances
Ballon Shades, Functional
Single Window:
7 yards
Double Window:
10 yards
Ballon Shades, Stationary
Single Window:
4 yards
Double Window:
6 yards
Roman Shades, Functional
Single Window:
2.5 yards
Double Window:
5 yards
Swags & Cascades
Single Window:
3.5 – 7 yards
Double Window:
1.5 yard per additional swag
Bedding
Quilted Comforter
Twin:
8 yards
Full:
8 yards
Queen:
8 yards
King:
12 yards
Quilted Spread
Twin:
9.5 yards
Full:
9.5 yards
Queen:
13.5 yards
King:
13.5 yards
Bed Skirts
Twin:
6 – 7 yards
Full:
6.5 – 7.5 yards
Queen:
7 – 8 yards
King:
7 – 8 yards
Pillows
Pillow Shams Standard:
2.5 yards
Queen:
3 yards
King:
3 yards
Corded Pillows: Up to 14″:
1 yard
14″ to 18″:
1.5 yards
18″ to 26″:
2 yards
Ruffled Pillows: Up to 14″:
1.25 yard
14″ to 18″:
1.75 yards
18″ to 26″:
2.5 yards
Bath
Shower Curtains:
5 yards
Shower Valances:
3 yards

Fabric Repeat Calculator

How to Estimate Yardage with Repeats

To estimate the correct yardage when the vertical repeat is 1/2″ – 27″, add the horizontal repeat to the vertical repeat. For example: A fabric with a 10″ vertical repeat and a 14″ horizontal repeat would have a 24″ total repeat. Thus, if a chair takes 8 yards of 54″ plain fabric, a 54″ fabric with a 24″ total repeat would need 20% more fabric for the same chair, or approximately 9.5 yards.

Fabric Width: 54″ 52″ 50″ 48″ 45″ 36″
Plain Fabric: 0% 10% 10% 15% 20% 50%
3″ – 14″ Repeat: 10% 20% 20% 25% 30% 60%
15″ – 19″ Repeat: 15% 25% 25% 30% 35% 65%
20″ – 27″ Repeat: 20% 30% 30% 35% 40% 70%
28″ – 36″ Repeat: 25% 35% 35% 40% 45% 75%
37″ – 43″ Repeat: 30% 40% 40% 45% 50% 80%
44″ – 51″ Repeat: 35% 45% 45% 50% 55% 85%
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