I have a antique chair that has a round piece of leather 15″ round for the seat. The leather is glued on to a 3/8 piece of board. The leather looks like alligator skin/elephant hide or some kind of dark hide. I am looking for a piece to fit the 15″ round. Since you sell by sf, what size should I order.

We recommend buying 20 – 25% more leather than you think you’ll need. So, if you’re shooting for a 15 inch round, you’d need at least 2 square feet. Now, if you’re looking for a round and you’re buying by the square foot, you’ll want to ask for a bit extra as the piece probably won’t be a square. For that, we recommend asking for 2.5 – 3 sq. ft. and also calling in or making a note on your order to let us know that you are looking for something shaped properly for a 15 in. circle. 

We also offer 24×24 inch pre-cuts for some leather, so if any of those work for you, that may be the way to go!

For more information on buying by the square foot, please check out this guide. It includes an image that depicts how irregular cuts can be. 

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