RODEN LEATHER REUPHOLSTERY GUIDELINES

FABRIC TO LEATHER CONVERSION

These are guidelines to give you a general idea of the amount of leather you will need for your project.

Your Upholsterer will need to measure your furniture item to calculate accurately.

How much leather do I need to cover my chair, sofa, loveseat…?
Most upholstery leather comes from a cowhide that is shaped irregularly and not all of it is suitable for use. The hide is approximately 7 feet x 7 feet.

If you are experienced in working with fabric you can refer to the calculations below for the proper conversion based on 54" fabric (1 yard of 54 inch fabric = 18 square feet leather). This takes into account any waste you will have due to the irregular shape of the leather. If you need very large cuttings you may need additional hides.

CHAIRS
5 yards = 90 sq ft of Leather
6 yards = 108 sq ft of Leather
4 yards = 72 sq ft of Leather
5.5 yards | 99 sq ft of Leather
5.5 yards = 99 sq ft of Leather
7.5 yards = 135 sq ft of Leather
5 yards = 90 sq ft of Leather
6.5 yards = 117 sq ft of Leather
8 yards = 144 sq ft of Leather
6.5 yards = 117 sq ft of Leather
5 yards = 90 sq ft of Leather
7 yards = 126 sq ft of Leather
4.5 yards = 81 sq ft of Leather
6.5 yards = 117 sq ft of Leather
7 yards = 126 sq ft of Leather
5 yards = 90 sq ft of Leather
2 yards = 36 sq ft of Leather
4 yards = 72 sq ft of Leather
3.5 yards = 63 sq ft of Leather
7.5 yards | 135 sq ft of Leather
5.5 yards = 99 sq ft of Leather
7.5 yards = 135 sq ft of Leather
3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
5 yards = 90 sq ft of Leather
8.5 yards = 153 sq ft of Leather
7.5 yards = 135 sq ft of Leather
3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
7 yards = 126 sq ft of Leather
6 yards = 108 sq ft of Leather
7.5 yards = 135 sq ft of Leather
5 yards = 90 sq ft of Leather
7.5 yards = 135 sq ft of Leather
7.5 yards = 135 sq ft of Leather
6.5 yards = 117 sq ft of Leather
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SOFAS
16 yards = 288 sq ft of Leather
15 yards = 270 sq ft of Leather
13 yards = 234 sq ft of Leather
16.5 yards = 297 sq ft of Leather
17 yards = 306 sq ft of Leather
15 yards = 270 sq ft of Leather
12.5 yards = 225 sq ft of Leather
15.5 yards = 279 sq ft of Leather
18.5 yards = 333 sq ft of Leather
16 yards = 288 sq ft of Leather
13.5 yards = 243 sq ft of Leather
18 yards = 306 sq ft of Leather
19.5 yards = 351 sq ft of Leather
18 yards = 324 sq ft of Leather
19.5 yards = 351 sq ft of Leather
15.5 yards = 279 sq ft of Leather
12.5 yards = 225 sq ft of Leather
13 yards = 234 sq ft of Leather
11 yards = 198 sq ft of Leather
15 yards = 270 sq ft of Leather
12.5 yards = 225 sq ft of Leather
10 yards = 180 sq ft of Leather
12 yards = 216 sq ft of Leather
9 yards = 162 sq ft of Leather
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LOVESEATS
9 yards = 162 sq ft of Leather
10.5 yards = 189 sq ft of Leather
8 yards = 144 sq ft of Leather
11 yards = 198 sq ft of Leather
9.5 yards = 171 sq ft of Leather
11 yards = 198 sq ft of Leather
11 yards = 198 sq ft of Leather
11 yards = 198 sq ft of Leather
10 yards = 180 sq ft of Leather
11 yards = 198 sq ft of Leather
10 yards = 180 sq ft of Leather
6 yards = 108 sq ft of Leather
12 yards = 216 sq ft of Leather
10 yards = 180 sq ft of Leather
11 yards = 198 sq ft of Leather
12 yards = 225 sq ft of Leather
7 yards = 127 sq ft of Leather
7 yards = 126 sq ft of Leather
11.5 yards = 207 sq ft of Leather
10 yards = 180 sq ft of Leather
9 yards = 162 sq ft of Leather
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CHAISE
9 yards = 162 sq ft of Leather
11 yards = 198 sq ft of Leather
10 yards = 180 sq ft of Leather
7.5 yards = 135 sq ft of Leather
10 yards = 180 sq ft of Leather
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SECTIONALS
38 yards = 684 sq ft of Leather
28 yards = 504 sq ft of Leather
34 yards = 612 sq ft of Leather
35 Yards = 630 sq ft of Leather
33 yards = 594 sq ft of Leather
27 Yards = 486 sq ft of Leather
29 yards = 522 sq ft of Leather
35 Yards = 630 sq ft of Leather
25 yards = 450 sq ft of Leather
28 yards = 504 sq ft of Leather
34 yards = 612 sq ft of Leather
42 yards = 756 sq ft of Leather
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RECLINERS / ROCKERS
4.5 yards = 81 sq ft of Leather
5 yards = 90 sq ft of Leather
7.5 yards = 135 sq ft of Leather
7.5 yards = 135 sq ft of Leather
8 yards = 144 sq ft of Leather
8 yards = 144 sq ft of Leather
8 yards = 144 sq ft of Leather
9 yards = 162 sq ft of Leather
6.5 yards = 117 sq ft of Leather
4.5 yards = 81 sq ft of Leather
3.5 yards = 63 sq ft of Leather
7.5 yards = 135 sq ft of Leather
3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
2.5 yards = 45 sq ft of Leather
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DINING CHAIRS
3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
2 yards = 36 sq ft of Leather
2 yards = 38 sq ft of Leather
2.5 yards = 45 sq ft of Leather
1.5 yards = 27 sq ft of Leather
.75 yard = 13 sq ft of Leather
1.5 yards = 27 sq ft of Leather
2 yards = 36 sq ft of Leather
2 yards = 36 sq ft of Leather
2.5 yards = 45 sq ft of Leather
3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
3.5 yards = 63 sq ft of Leather
2 yards = 38 sq ft of Leather
2 yards = 36 sq ft of Leather
2.5 yards = 45 sq ft of Leather
3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
1 yard = 19 sq ft of Leather
3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
4 yards = 72 sq ft of Leather
2.5 yards = 45 sq ft of Leather
3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
2 yards = 38 sq ft of Leather
3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
2.5 yards = 45 sq ft of Leather
1 yards = 18 sq ft of Leather
3.5 yards = 63 sq ft of Leather
.75 yard = 13 sq ft of Leather
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OFFICE
4.5 yards = 81 sq ft of Leather
3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
3.5 yards = 63 sq ft of Leather
3.5 yards = 63 sq ft of Leather
2 yards = 36 sq ft of Leather
5.5 yards = 99 sq ft of Leather
3.5 yards = 63 sq ft of Leather
4.5 yards = 81 sq ft of Leather
4.5 yards = 81 sq ft of Leather
5.5 yards = 99 sq ft of Leather
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STOOLS
.5 yards = 9 sq ft of Leather
2.5 yards = 45 sq ft of Leather
.5 yards = 9 sq ft of Leather
1.5 yards = 27 sq ft of Leather
1.5 yards = 27 sq ft of Leather
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OTTOMANS
Round Cocktail Storage
2 yards = 36 sq ft
Rectangle Cocktail Style
2 yards = 36 sq ft
Cube Ottoman
2.5 yards = 45 sq ft
Large Square Pouf
4.5 yards = 81 sq ft of Leather
Rectangle Tufted Foot Stool
.75 yards = 13.5 sq ft of Leather
Tufted Bench Style Ottoman
3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
Square Cocktail Ottoman
4 yards = 72 sq ft of Leather
Rectangle Ottoman
1.5 yards = 27 sq ft of Leather
Rectangle Foot Stool
.5 yards = 9 sq ft of Leather
Rectangle Storage Ottoman
3.5 yards = 63 sq ft of Leather
Small Rectangle Ottoman
1 yards = 18 sq ft of Leather
Skirted Rectangle Ottoman
2 yards = 36 sq ft of Leather
Rectangle Mid Century Style
1.5 yards = 27 sq ft
Small Square Ottoman
1.5 yards = 27 sq ft of Leather
Round Tufted Storage Ottoman
2 yards = 36 sq ft of Leather
Square Tufted Ottoman
3.5 yards = 63 sq ft of Leather
Large Square Cocktail Ottoman
2.5 yards = 45 sq ft
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DAY BEDS / HEADBOARDS
Full: 2.5 yards = 45 sq ft of Leather
Queen: 3 yards = 54 sq ft of Leather
King: 4 yards = 72 sq ft of Leather
(92” W / 34” D)
12.5 Yards = 235 sq ft of Leather
Add 65% for side rails
Full: 3.5 yards = 63 sq ft of Leather
Queen: 4.5 yards = 81 sq ft of Leather
King: 5.5 yards = 99 sq ft of Leather
( 72” W / 38” D)
10 Yards = 180 Sq ft of Leather
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BENCHES
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4.5 yards = 81 sq ft of Leather
8.5 yards = 153 sq ft of Leather
7 yards = 126 sq ft of Leather
2.5 yards = 45 sq ft of Leather
2.5 yards = 45 sq ft of Leather
6 yards = 108 sq ft of Leather
3.5 yards = 63 sq ft of Leather
2.5 yards = 45 sq ft of Leather
1.5 yards = 27 sq ft of Leather
9 yards = 162 sq ft of Leather
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