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Measuring Hides

Leather is sold by the square foot. Since leather is a natural material, each hide size is unique, but hide sizes range from 40 to 60 sq.ft. The fact that leather is irregularly shaped causes a waste factor in the cutting of leather. The industry has developed a standard formula for converting fabric yardage to leather square footage which factors in the waste.

1 linear yard of 54" wide fabric = 18 square feet of leather.

We provide this information purely for reference. Hydes is not responsible for overages or underages so order with care.

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