Upholstery Labor Prices*

Rough Estimates, for modern furniture

The labor chart gives a rough estimate for various types and styles of furniture. These subsidized Labor prices* and yardage amounts* are estimated, and these labor prices are based upon:

  • furniture that is in good condition (springs, frame, and all paddings are OK as-is)
  • using fabrics purchased from us at the time the order is written. (Note: when using Customer's Own Materials the labor is not subsidized and will be charged accordingly. For more info, go here: Using Customer's Own Fabric)
  • using plain or allover pattern fabrics* that don't need to be matched.
  • the labor prices do not include the supplies used in the reupholstery process. There is an additional charge for supplies used in the reupholstery process, depending upon what is needed.)
  • the below labor prices do not include alterations, extra work, unusual furniture or antiques, which are priced on an individual basis.

We are a custom upholstery shop.  We can cover your furniture in a number of different ways. The actual labor prices and yardages amounts could be different for your furniture depending upon what we do to your furniture. (See details at the bottom of this page.)

Sofa (Without Skirt) (Subsidized) Labor
(based on using fabric purchased from us)
  Yards  
........ Plain Style with Plain Back* $550 to $900 & up 10-12 yds & up
  With Loose Back Cushions* $700 to $1,100 & up 12-15 yds & up
  with Attached Pillow Backs* $750 to $1,200 & up 11-15 yds & up
  ... *For our standard standard tailored skirt add $150 to $250 & up 2-3 yds & up
    * For attached arm & back pillows add per each $50 to $100 & up   & up
  French Provincial (with finished woodwork)          
    With Plain Back $700 to $1,050 & up 10-12 yds & up
    For straight flat tufting in back add per button $8 to $15 & up ½-2 yd for all & up
    For channel back add per channel $10 to $18 & up ½-2 yd for all & up
Loveseat (without skirt) Labor   Yards  
  with Plain Back* $490 to $800 & up 8-9 yds & up
  With Loose Back Cushions* $600 to $875 & up 10-11 yds & up
  with Attached Pillow Backs* $650 to $900 & up 10-11 yds & up
    *For our standard tailored skirt add $120 to $190 & up 1 1/2-2yds & up
  French Provincial (with finished woodwork)            
    With Plain Back $550 to $900 & up 8-9 yds & up
    For tufting in back add per button $8 to $15 & up 1/2-1 yd for all & up
    For channel back add per channelδ $10 to $18 & up 1/2-1 yd for all & up
Living Room Chair – (without Skirt) Labor   Yards  
  Plain Back* $400 to $700 & up 5-6 yds & up
  with Attached Pillow Backs* $500 to $800 & up 5 1/2-6 ½ yds & up
  With Loose Back Cushions* $475 to $775 & up 6-7 yds & up
  Wing Chair * $500 to $800 & up 5-6 yds & up
    Standard Plain $500 to $650 & up 5-6 yds & up
    with attached pillow back $575 to $850 & up 6-7 yds & up
  *For our standard tailored skirt add $90 to $150 & up 1-1 ½ yds & up
  Platform rocker – plain back with open arm $325 to $500 & up 4-4 ½ yds  
  French Provincial (with finished woodwork)            
    With Plain Back $400 to $700 & up 5-5 ½ yds & up
    For tufting in back add per button $8 to $15 & up ¼-½ yd for all & up
    For channelback add per channelδ $10 to $18 & up ¼-½ yd for all & up
Recliners  Labor        
  Recliner - plain style $600 to $800 & up 6-7 yds & up
                 
  Extra Cost Items            
    Attached Seat Pillow, per ea. $55 to $90 & up 0-1/2 yd ea. & up
    Attached Arm Pillows, per ea. $40 to $65 & up 0-1/2 yd ea. & up
    Attached Back Pillows, per ea. $60 to $150 & Up 0-1 yd ea. & up
    Attached Wing Pillows, per ea. $40 to $65 & Up 0-1/2 yd ea & up
    Outer Arm Pockets, per ea. $30 to $60 &up 1/2 yd ea. & up
    Button Designs, per button $3 to $15 & up 0 & up
    Any Other Extra Labor Extra Charge Per item    
Dining Room Chairs Labor      
  Detachable Seat – wrap around** $30 to $50 & up ¾ yds for 2 & up
(on solid plywood base)
  Detachable Seat with cording** $40 to $60 & up 1 yd for 2 & up
(on solid plywood base)
    **For taking off & putting seats on frame, add per each $5 to $10 & up    
    **Custom fitting chair seats to drop in seats, add each $8 to $18 & up      
  Dinette Seat and back – Detachable $70 to $125 & up 1 yd & up
  Parson's chair (seat & back only, exposed wood legs) $150 to $250 & up 2 yds & up
  Parson's chair (seat & back only, with covered legs) $200 to $300 & up 2 1/2 yds & up
  Round bar stool seat with cord $40   $60 & up   1 yd  
  Swivel Bar Stool, seat & back $100 to $200 & up 2 yds & up
Sleeper Sofa (without Skirt) Labor   Yards  
  Plain Back* $600 to $850 & up 10-11 yds & up
  With Loose Back Cushions* $700 to $1,000 & up 12-13 yds & up
  With Attached Pillows * $750 to $1,100 & up 12-13 yds & up
    *For skirt add $150 to $250 & up 2 yds & up
Sleeper Loveseat (without skirt) Labor   Yards  
  with Plain Back* $500 to $750 & up 8-9 yds & up
  With Loose Back Cushions* $600 to $850 & up 10-11 yds & up
  with Attached Pillow Backs* $650 to $900 & up 10-11 yds & up
    *For skirt add $120 to $180 & up 1 1/2-2yds & up
Cushions Labor   Yards  
Labor prices below do not include new foam, new fill, supplies, or fabrics. Those items are priced Separately.
  Standard square couch cushion $55 to $95 & up 1-2 yds & up
  Rocker cushion sets (seat & back) $110 to $175 & up 1 ½-2 ½ yds & up
  Chair pads (single edge seam, without ties) $35 to $70 & up ¾ yds & up
    per tie, add $10 to $16 & up      
    using customer-supplied Velcro or ribbon as ties $0     & up      
  Window seats - width plus length, per inch $1.40 to  $2.25 & up      
  RV Cushions, see RV Cushion Price page            
  Please call for quote with dimensions, description and quantity.            
                 
Footstools Labor   Yards  
  Plain style (small)* $65 to $500 & up ½ – 1 yd & up
  Standard footstool, solid top, no bands, no skirt* $125 to $225 & up 1-2 yds & up
  Attached Pillow footstool, no skirt* $175 to $250 & up 1½ -2½ yds & up
  * For Skirts add $40 to $90 & up ½–1½ yds & up
  * For bands add per band $20 to $45 & up ¼ – ½ yds & up
Throw Pillow Covers (Does Not include Filler) Labor   Yards  
  Covers Only (small to medium size)            
    Cordless knife edge* $30 to $45 & up ½ – 1 yd & up
    Corded knife edge* $36 to $60 & up ½ – 1 yd & up
    * Machine Top-Sewn shut   to        
    For zippers, add per each $6 to $16 & up    
      Filler cost      
  Standard filler, add $10 to $40 & up    
    Other fillers available at additional cost            
                 
Extra Labor Cost Items & Services Labor   Yards  
  Flat Arm Covers – (not fitted) unlined, per pair $20 to $40 & up ½ – 1 yd & up
  Fitted Arm Covers – unlined, per pair $40   $60 & up ½ – 1 yd & up
  Seat Coil Spring Tying* (padding extra)            
    Small chairs*, no cushion $60 to $150 & up    
    Living room chairs*, with cushion $125 to $200 & up    
    Loveseats* $200 to $300 & up    
    Sofas* $300 to $500 & up    
    Antiques on a per item basis            
    *Supplies or paddings additional cost, prices do not include antiques            
  δ Making Patterns: Whenever we need to make a new pattern            
    Channels $40 to $100 & up    
    Attached Pillow backs $100 to $300 & up    
    Any other type Varies to Varies & up    
  Frame Repairs, on a per item basis            
  Frame Alterations, on a per item basis            
  Local on-site consultation (first 30 min) $100 to $125 & up    
    Additional time, per hour $72 to $90 & up    
 
*All prices subject to change without notice. All labor Prices are based upon using our plain or allover pattern fabrics. All labor prices are based upon the furniture frame being solid, the springs and the padding being in good shape, and include doing the work with our standard materials and methods. Prices do not include supplies for doing the job, or new foam. 
 
Extra charges apply for:
  • Supplies to do the job
  • Matching patterns
  • Working with white or very plain and smooth or shiny fabrics
  • Putting a liner over the padding before putting the cover on the furniture
  • Retieing or repairing springs
  • Extra loose or attached pillows or cushions.
  • Frame repairs or alterations
  • Major repairs to the padding
  • New foam or other cushion fill for the cushion or other padded areas 
  • Pick up and delivering
  • Anything not normally supplied or done in our normal services and methods. 
  • Anything that takes us extra time, labor, or costs to do.
  • Anything not specifically charged for or included on the work order.
  • Customer's Own Materials