How to Measure a Chair for a Joined Cushion

Ideal for patio chairs, porch swings and more, joined cushions are made with a connected seat and back. Follow these steps to ensure a proper fit for your custom chair cushion.

Measuring Tips

  1. Use a firm (ie, a carpenter's) tape measure, rather than a flexible (ie, a tailor's) measuring tape for the most accurate results.
  2. Keep in mind that when ordering, you will need to round up or round down to the nearest ¼ inch.
  3. Do not order new cushions based on measurements of your existing or old chair cushions. Over time, cushions can become worn and the fabric stretched. Using these measurements will result in cushions that may not fit your furniture. Instead, measure the chair on which you will use the new cushion.

How to Measure Your Chair

Steps 1: Dimensions

  • Width: Measure the total width of the chair's seat.
  • Depth: Measure the depth of the chair's seat.
  • Back Width: Measure the total width of the chair's back support.
  • Back Height: Measure the height of the chair's back support.

Step 2: Thickness

Decide the cushion thickness you would like. Chair cushions are available 2-8 inches thick (in 1-inch increments), depending on the type of cushion you select.

Make sure to subtract the thickness of the seat cushion from the height of your bench's back dimension, or the back cushion will be taller than the chair back when put into position.

Is Your Chair Odd-Shaped?

If your chair seat or back is any shape other than rectangle/square, you will need to make and send a template (pattern) for your furniture. To learn how, visit How to Make a Template.

We're Here to Help!

If you have any questions, give us a call at 1-800-510-8325 or send an email. Our customer service representatives will be glad to help.

Video Tutorial

This video gives step-by-step instructions on how to measure for a chair cushion.

How to Measure Video

Measurement Diagram

Custom Chair Cushion

Measurements Needed

These are the measurements you'll need before placing your order.

  • Back Height
  • Seat Depth
  • Total Width