How to Measure

Measuring Patio Cushions


The first step in selecting cushions that will fit your patio furniture is to take proper measurements. You can measure your existing cushions or the patio furniture itself. Once you have taken the measurements, you should be able to easily find the replacement cushions that you need.

Measurements presented on our site:Width x Depth x Height
Length x Width x Height x Hinge/Break

Important Tips

  • Older cushions tend to spread or flatten out over time and may throw off measurements
  • Remember not to flatten or press your cushions down while measuring
  • Make sure to measure seam to seam, not edge to edge

Measuring a Seat or Bench Pad

Measuring Width

Measuring Seat Pad Width

Measure the distance between the inner seams of your cushions from side to side.

Measuring Depth

Measuring Seat Pad Depth

Measure from the back seam of the cushion to the front seam.

Measuring Height

Measuring Seat Pad Height

With your cushion sitting on a flat surface, measure from the bottom of the cushion to the highest point to determine the thickness of the cushion.

Measuring a Chaise or Hinged Chair Cushion

Measuring Length

Measuring Hinged Pad Length

Measure the entire cushion from the top seam down to the bottom seam.

Measuring Width

Measuring Hinged Pad Width

Measure the distance between the inner seams of your current cushion from side to side.

Measuring Height

Measuring Hinged Pad Height

With your cushion sitting on a flat surface, measure from the bottom of the cushion to the highest point to determine the thickness of the cushion.

Measuring Hinge/Break

Measuring Seat Pad Hinge/Break

Measure from the bottom seam of the cushion to where the cushion is designed to bend.

Measuring a 2 Piece or Deep Seating Cushion

Measuring Seat Width

Measuring Seat Width

Measure the distance between the inner seams of your seat cushion from side to side.

Measuring Seat Depth

Measuring Seat Depth

Measure from the back seam of the seat cushion down to the front seam.

Measuring Seat Height

Measuring Seat Height

With your cushion sitting on a flat surface, measure from the bottom of the cushion to the highest point to determine the thickness of the cushion.

Measuring BackWidth

Measuring Back Width

Measure the distance between the inner seams of your back cushion from side to side.

Measuring Back Depth

Measuring Back Depth

Measure the entire back cushion from the bottom seam to the top seam at the highest point.

Measuring Back Height

Measuring Back Height

With your cushion sitting on a flat surface, measure from the bottom of the cushion to the highest point to determine the thickness of the cushion.

Measuring Patio Furniture


The following are instructions on how to measure your patio furniture for your new patio cushions.

Measurements presented on our site:Width x Depth x Height
Length x Width x Height x Hinge/Break

Important Tips

  • When measuring your outdoor furniture, a good tip is to try to imagine a new patio cushion sitting on your furniture. This helps to know how high and far you would like the cushions to come to the new edges.
  • Back and seat measurements are very important as these will tell you where the hinge will be.

Measuring a Chair or Bench

Back Measurement

Chair Back Measurement

Measure from the top edge of the patio furniture down to the seat.

Length/Depth Measurement

Chair Depth Measurement

Measure from where the fold or back of the cushion would be out to the front edge of the patio furniture.

Width Measurement

Chair Width Measurement

Measure the inner edges of the patio furniture that your new patio cushions would sit between.

Measuring a Chaise Lounge

Length Measurement

Chaise Length Measurement

Measure the entire length of the furniture from the top edge to the bottom.

Width Measurement

Chaise Width Measurement

Measure the inner edges of the furniture that your new patio cushions would sit between.

Hinge Measurement

Chaise Hinge Measurement

Measure from the bottom edge of the furniture to the area where the chair is designed to bend.