How to Measure for a Slipcover

and how to determine if you have a Sofa or Loveseat or another type with our guide below

Express Method

As a rule of thumb, measure the number of adults that can reasonably fit on the furniture at the same time

Armchair

Seats one adult

Loveseat

Seats two adults

Sofa

Seats three adults

Large Sofa

Seats four or more adults

The Accurate Method

If you are unsure how many people fit seated on your piece of furniture, you can also measure by following the steps below:
Take a measuring tape
Step in front of your furniture
Find the leftmost point on the arm
Hold the tape fast creating a straight line going across the sofa to the rightmost point of the furniture arm
This distance is the needed measurement
Here are the furniture types and widths

Armchair

Up to 43" long

Loveseat

56"-68" long

Sofa

75"-100" long

Large Sofa

Over 100" long

If your piece measures between 68" to 75", choose a loveseat slipcover set to get a very tight look. However, choosing a couch slipcover will give you the ability to use it on other couches if you ever move

We are here to help

Browse through our most frequently asked questions

What about measuring the cushions?

In case of box cushions, you don't have to measure them. You just need to know how many you have.

In case of t-cushions, you need to measure the length of the bottom of the cushions. (This is the dimension when you look down the sofa from one arm to the other.)

Sofa:
1. Single cushion (up to 80" long including the t-bit)
2. Two cushions (up to 40" long including the t-bit)
3. Three cushions (up to 25" long including the t-bit)

Loveseat:
1. Single cushion (up to 48" long including the t-bit)
2. Two cushions (up to 25" long including the t-bit)

If the cushions are larger than the above dimensions, there's a chance the covers won't work with the t-bit well.

The top cushions with cutouts (like diamondback cushions or top t-cushions) have less constraints.

How does the Slipcover set handle different cushion shapes?

It's a stretch slipcover and it does it's job well with all kinds of cushion shapes. There are limits, of course.

In case of box cushions, you don't have to measure them. You just need to know how many you have.

In case of t-cushions, you need to measure the length of the bottom of the cushions. (This is the dimension when you look down the sofa from one arm to the other.)

Sofa:
1. Single cushion (up to 80" long including the t-bit)
2. Two cushions (up to 40" long including the t-bit)
3. Three cushions (up to 25" long including the t-bit)

Loveseat:
1. Single cushion (up to 48" long including the t-bit)
2. Two cushions (up to 25" long including the t-bit)

If the cushions are larger than the above dimensions, there's a chance the covers won't work with the t-bit well.

The top cushions with cutouts (like diamondback cushions or top t-cushions) have less constraints.

How do your slipcovers work?

Visit our How it works page to get the full picture.