can any one give me some pointers how to measure for the amount of fabric I will need to buy for my cushions? I don't want to buy to many yards but I want to have enough incase I make a boo boo. ( I am not to experienced with a thread injector myself, but I figure Shastajeff has inspired me)
Real upholstery fabric is 54 inches wide. You want to decide first of how how you will lay out the pattern, then measure your cushions to accommodate. If the pattern on the fabric runs up and down and you want it on a long sofa, you have to seam it together every 54 inches, and pattern match. The simplest if your starting out is a plain fabric or a pattern that runs lengthwise along the fabric, and will look o.k. that way. If you want to you can measure your cushions and post the sizes here and I will calculate the amount of fabric for you, and you also do it yourself, and then you will be sure. (I'm an upholsterer, so I will be very specific in my calculation.
Thank you ladyweldon for your help. I want to use a type of fabric that is embossed it looks and feels like leather or suede almost. I wont really be concerned with pattern matching. Cushions for my dinette measure 40"x 18 1/2"x 5" thick and I plan on doing a zipper.
Dinette only the couch has a very neat vintage tourquise embossed vinyl its in really good shape so Im going to leave it as is and do something in tourquise maybe brown to tie all my color schemes together ill post a pic . But yes all the dinette cushions are the same size