How to Measure a Replacement Canvas

How to Measure a Replacement Canvas

When measuring the canvas it’s okay if the dimensions are not exactly the same size as your previous canvas; give or take an inch. This applies mainly to the seat canvas width, which determines if you will be able to open the chair (too narrow) or the fabric will sag too much and possibly come out when sat in (too wide).

If you have the old fabric, then it is easy to measure the seat and back canvas. Be careful here, because that well-worn fabric has probably stretched over time.

If you have the old fabric.

  • Lay the old canvas out flat on a table
  • Also, flatten the loops on the back canvas
  • Measure from edge to edge to find the length and width of the canvas
  • Make sure to include the fabric loops for the stick

If you don’t have the fabric.

SEAT CANVAS

  • Open the chair frame and lock the brace on the legs.
  • Have one person push the two seat rails together with medium force
  • Then measure to the outside of the slots.
  • For round stick canvas, you will add an inch to account for the two stick loops.

BACK CANVAS

  • Open the chair frame and lock the brace on the legs.
  • Then measure to the outside of the posts ( from edge to edge, see the pic below)
Back canvas – how to measure canvas if you don’t have the fabric.

This should be enough details for us to know the size of the canvas for your makeup/directors chair.

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