Our prices do include our fabric selection A so we deduct 20% off the cost if you would like to supply your own fabric. Please email us a picture of your project we'll let you know how much yardage we'll need and labor cost. You may also use the chart below to calculate needed fabric then when placing your slipcover order enter the code fabric to apply the 20% fabric discount. If the fabric you are using has any pattern repeat please include it also. Ship fabric to: Before N After Slipcovers, PO Box 487 or 27025 Weber Road, Brownsville, OR 97327
If possible please email or send the following images to: Front, back, and side views with and without cushions on. email@example.com or Before N After Slipcovers, PO Box 487 or 134 Spaulding Ave, brownsville, OR 97327 or phone 541-207-8702
Below you will find information on required yardage for custom fitted. NS stands for No Skirt, TS for Tailored Skirt, RS for Ruffled, BS for Box pleated skirt. Solid fabrics can be railroaded. If you’re not familiar with the term it means the lengthwise grain is running horizontally across the cover. Some prints can be railroaded, depending on the design. Most all prints should be used vertically though. These are estimates. Yardage includes fabric for making welting.
Above yardage is for 54" fabrics with up to 10" repeat.
For repeats over 10", add 1 vertical repeat per yard (up to 6 repeats total).
Yardage includes welt (fabric covered cord) for arm fronts and cushions.
Please keep centering in mind when figuring fabric. Horizontal repeats wider than 18", please contact us.
Fabric will be railroaded (run the length of the fabric) whenever possible unless otherwise specified.
If you plan to wash the slipcover, allow for possible shrinkage when measuring and pre-wash the fabric before sending it. There are many pre-shrunk or pre-washed fabrics available that make wonderful slipcovers.
Railroaded fabric patterns are laid out across the width of your sofa or chair.
Vertically run fabric patterns are laid out top to bottom.
Making a slipcover for a piece of furniture takes more yardage than upholstery. If you should use an upholstery chart for estimating yardage, you will most likely be short of yardage. Realize that a slipcover is supposed to slip over the piece of furniture, hanging snugly, but the fabric is not stretched or pulled tautly as in upholstery. It is how the slipcover is cut, and sewn together working with the grain of the fabric, and gravity, that will give the custom slipcover and upholstered look.
Use a cloth measuring tape for actual measurements of piece of furniture to be slipcovered. A cloth tape will give a more exact measurement in determining yardage needed to make a custom slipcover. Add 3” per measurement for matching fabrics and seam allowances, and 5” for each tuck-in.
1. Outside back: top to floor______________
Side to side____________
2. Inside back: top to deck___________
(add for tuck-in)
3. Deck: back to front______________
(add for tuck-in)
Side to side widest part_____________
(add for tuck-in)
Deck to floor ______________
4. Arms back to front_________(Width of arm)
From deck up and over arm to floor_________
(add for tuck-in at deck)
Top down to floor________________
5.Back cushion: side to side_________
Top to bottom_______________
Cushion thickness ____________
6.Seat cushion side to side______________
Back to front____________
7.Type of skirt will determine amount of
yardage needed. Self-lined skirts are best,
for this chair; allow another length for the
skirt on all 4 sides.
8. Self welt cord: allow 1/2 yard for cording which will make 10-15 yards of 5/32 welt cord.
9. Add all the Measurements together, including extra for pattern repeats, matching, and welt cord. An average chair (as in the sketches) usually takes 8-10 yards of fabric (with no special pattern matching).