On my last post, here's what my chair looked like!
Yeah she needs some clothes!!!
First I had to find some fabric.
I wanted something that would last 'cause these chairs were pretty complicated!!
But I needed to know how much material to buy!
I have a couple of charts like the one below to help me estimate yardage,
which I would recommend as a great source.
I had two small problems with the charts I found.
#1 My chair wasn't on them.
The closest looking chair said 5 yards per chair.
I have two so that would put me at 10 yards.
#2 I kinda found some fabric I wanted at Walmart.
(Don't judge it's from Wally World!)
They actually get bolts of upholstery fabric quite regularly.
Any ways, the problem was that there was only 8 yards.
I had been looking for a little while and the only other fabric I had found was like $45 a yard.
I needed a more accurate yardage figure.
Here's what I did.
I put a piece of tape on the floor that was equal to the width that the fabric comes in.
(That's usually 56 inches for home decor fabric.)
Then I lined up all the pieces on the floor within the width of the tape.
Make sure too leave 2-3 inches extra around your pieces 'cause you need to cut each piece bigger than the pattern.
Once all the pieces were down I just measure from the tape to the end of the last piece.
With this method I guessed I would need just a little less than 8 yards.
I went ahead and bought the whole bolt.
In the end I was right on.
I hope this helps you all. Just round up 1-2 yards for any extra or mistakes that come up.
Thanks for stopping by!!