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Before you start.
A measuring tape, (either cloth or steel is fine, one of each is even better)
A roll of masking tape (optional but handy).
An assistant ( also optional, but also handy).
Remove all the cushions from the sofa or chair. ( Unless you're opting for a one piece overall cover, rather than proper covers!)
There is a printable version if all our dimension drawings. You'll see a speech bubble, like the one below, on the page with the dimension drawing you've selected as matching your style of sofa or chair. Click "Get one here" to open the printable version, then print a copy, or maybe two, if you have that assistant. ( You can try it out with the speech bubble on this page, but don't print this one, it might not be right for your furniture!)
1. Look at where the horizontal arrows are on the dimension drawings, stick lines of masking tape at similar places on your real sofa, you can use these as guides for where to finish the vertical measurements, a bit like making a map grid. Where there's a distinct edge or seam in your upholstery, that can be your guide, no need for the tape.
2 Photograph the piece of furniture, from the front, back and side. Try to get square on and from a fairly low vantage point, like the views on the drawings. Photograph with the tape in place, if you're using it. The front of the arms tells us quite a lot, especially if they're got curves. A separate photo of one of those, again, taken square on, would be good.
3. Decide where you want the bottom hem to be - just above the legs, or to the ground, for instance - and remember to always measure to that point at the front, back and sides of your piece of furniture!
4. Take the measurements, in centimetres, not inches. Round up to the nearest whole centimetre, you don't have to be accurate to NASA standards.
5. Your assistant can sit comfortably with their laptop, or printed copy of the drawing, while you crawl about with your tape and shout out the measurements for them to fill in, on line or on paper. They can also hold an end of the tape for the long measurements, of course.
Upload the photos and submit the online form. ( If your images are too large to upload this way, it's fine to send them separately on a normal email, with a note of your name.)
You can fill in your measurements on your printed out dimension drawings, add your contact details, then scan the printout and email that to us instead.
Send it in the post.)
SO LONG AS YOUR CONTACT DETAILS ARE ON THE INFORMATION, IN WHATEVER FORM YOU SEND IT, WE WILL BE ABLE TO RELATE IT TO YOUR ONLINE PURCHASES.
MEASURING HINTS & TIPS.
A printable version of these dimension drawings might be a help.. Get one here.