How many yards of fabric will i need to re-do outdoor cushions?

Kyle Wiseman
by Kyle Wiseman
i have an old wicker rocker, i want to recover cushions,the seat cushion is 19x19 in,the back is approx,21x21.
  11 answers
  • Use your outdoor cushion covers as your pattern. Depending upon whether or not you choose a pattern that needs to be centered or a repeat that needs to be lined up, plus cushion depth. If pattern matching and centering is not factored in, I would be purchasing 6 yards to allow for proper seams to be pressed out. If you choose a pattern, it can take more. I would take one of each with me in the car, just in case.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 23, 2017

    It would be in your best interest to take the cushions to a reliable fabric store who knows the profession

  • Judy Judy on May 23, 2017

    Kyle, you always want to look for a pattern at a store, just for an idea. Or, check out some patterns in booklets, or garage sales. For this item, be sure to double stitch, several times, for added strength, ok? Best wishes, Judy.

  • Gerlinde Gruettner Gerlinde Gruettner on May 24, 2017

    I do upholstery work, and have done it for a living. Depending on the width of your fabric, if it is 45" or wider. Are you just doing the rocker? Then you should be good with 2 1/2 yds. Always best to have a little extra.

    • Kyle Wiseman Kyle Wiseman on May 25, 2017

      yes just the rocker,i bought new ones for the sofa,but could'nt find one for the rocker,do to its dimensions. thanks for your help,hope i can do this as i 'am not much of a sewer,lol!

  • Seth Carnett Seth Carnett on May 24, 2017

    Oh my gosh that looks like such a great and cozy porch to enjoy an Ice tea on!

    Healthy Lifestyle by drinking healthy tea's :)

  • Marlies Marlies on May 24, 2017

    that depends on the thickness of the cushion.

  • Moni Batthish Moni Batthish on May 24, 2017

    For the rocker and couch a total of 4 cushions you need 10 yards and add 1 yard just in case.

  • 4554290 4554290 on May 24, 2017

    I would bring the cushion into the fabric store and have the clerk measure for you. Fabricland staff are fantastic and always very helpful.

  • Gerlinde Gruettner Gerlinde Gruettner on May 26, 2017

    It's pretty simple, really. Just take your fabric inside out and pin it around the cushion, leaving one end open, then remove the cushion, sew those edges, put the cushion back in, fold in the edges and sew them by hand or you can put velcro or a zipper in, so that you can remove the cushion and wash the covers.Let me know how it works out...

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 02, 2023

    Measure the cushions or take one to a fabric shop and ask them the question, then x it by the cushions yu need recovered.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 02, 2023

    I would go into a professional or even fabric store but they will need exact dimensions.