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Use these charts for estimating yardage you will need for your next decorating project.

Drapery Yardage Charts

This chart is a guide to estimating yardage for pinch-pleated and gathered drapery with 2   to 1 fullness. The estimates include a 20" hem and heading allowance per cutting length of 54" wide fabric. There is no allowance for pattern match. Your calculations may vary.

  Finished Width          Width of area to be covered (in inches)
Finished
Length
36"
2 Cuts
up to 54"
3 Cuts
up to 75"
4 Cuts
up to 100"
5 Cuts
up to 120"
6 Cuts
up to 140"
7 Cuts
up to 160"
8 Cuts
up to 180"
9 Cuts
up to 200"
10 Cuts
36" 3 5 6 8 9 11 12 14 15
48" 4 6 7 9 11 13 14 16 18
60" 4 7 9 11 13 16 18 20 22
72" 5 8 10 13 15 18 21 23 26
84" 6 9 12 15 18 20 23 26 29
96" 7 10 13 16 20 23 26 29 32

 

Upholstery Yardage Charts

This chart is a guide to estimating the yardage needed to upholster  basic types of furniture. The figures include allowances for standard, non-contrasting welt. Tailored skirts are assumed to be up to 10" long. 

Yardage: 54 inch wide fabrics
Description and picture No Skirt Tailored Skirt
Oversize ottoman with attached cushion
(23 by 23 inches to 27 by 27 inches)
b.jpg (3107 bytes)
2 1/2 3 1/2
Barrel back chair f.jpg (3532 bytes)
5 1/2 6 1/2
Armchair with removable back cushion i.jpg (3967 bytes)
7 1/2 8 1/2
High-back wing chair k.jpg (3650 bytes)
7 1/2 8 1/2
Three-cushion sofa (96 inches wide) s.jpg (4010 bytes)
15 17
Three-cushion sofa (96 inches wide) with three removable back cushions. u.jpg (4146 bytes)
18 21

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