Fabric to Leather Conversion

This page (and the below diagrams) are intended as a helpful tool for estimating leather square footage. Please keep in mind that these are estimates; you should verify each application with your installer.

Based on an average hide size of 50-55 square feet,
18 sq.ft. of leather = 1 linear yard of 54” wide fabric. Each hide is unique and all hides are irregularly shaped which means there will always be some waste. This calculation takes waste into account, no additional footage needs to be added.

To make the conversion, multiply the fabric requirement (in square feet) by 1.3333 to get the number of square feet of leather to purchase.

Click here for our Hide Sizes page with more detail.

Click to download our printable Hide Size Guide

EXAMPLE FURNITURE DIAGRAMS (Fabric/leather)
Colorized_Lounge-Chair-16
Lounge chair

(Tight seat & back)
8 yards / 144 sq.ft.

Colorized_Loveseat-17
Loveseat

(Tight seat & back)
12 yards. / 216 sq.ft.

Colorized_Sofa-18
Sofa

(Tight seat & back)
15 yards / 270 sq.ft.

Colorized_Tufted-Loveseat-19
Tufted loveseat

13 yards / 234 sq.ft.

Colorized_Lounge-Chair-Loose-20
Lounge chair

(Loose seat & back)
9 yards. / 162 sq.ft.

Colorized_Sofa-Loose-21
Sofa

(Loose seat & back)
18 yards / 324 sq.ft.

Colorized_Wing-Chair-22
Wing chair

8 yards / 144 sq.ft.

Colorized_Bergere-23
Bergere

3 yards / 54 sq.ft.

Colorized_Arm-Chair-24
Arm chair

2 yards / 36 sq.ft.

Colorized_Bar-Stool-25
Bar stool

2 yards / 36 sq.ft.

Colorized_Bench-26
Bench, 60”

2 yards / 36 sq.ft.

Colorized_Ottoman-27
Ottoman, 36” x 36”

5 yards / 90 sq.ft.

Colorized_Desk-Chair-28
Desk chair

3 yards / 54 sq.ft.

Colorized_High-Back-Exec-Chair-29
High back executive chair

5 yards / 90 sq.ft.