Question on Patio Chair Fabric and possible repair

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Question on Patio Chair Fabric and possible repair

New postby dcagliero on Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:09 pm

My husband and I just got a used patio set. The chair has a rip in the material and I'm not sure if it can be repaired. All I know is that the material is thick and course. It's almost like a weaved type of something. I attached 3 pictures that might help. Can the material be replaced or fixed on a certain type of sewing machine? :? Orrrrr should we just pay to have it done professionally , I'm soooo confused :? I'm just a beginner sewer but thought this forum would be of some help on this matter.
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Close up of rip
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Rip on chair fabric
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Re: Question on Patio Chair Fabric and possible repair

New postby lendube on Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:04 pm

Boy, Dee. That's a tough fix. I'd say impossible given the stress the seat will be under by even the lightest weight person. Out of my league. Good luck.
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Re: Question on Patio Chair Fabric and possible repair

New postby dcagliero on Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:17 pm

I was afraid of that LOL. It's a Hampton Bay set so going to check out their site to see if I can come up with anything.
Thanks much though ;)
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Re: Question on Patio Chair Fabric and possible repair

New postby dcagliero on Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:35 pm

Just did some more research. It's called a sling ( the material ) that goes on this kind of patio furniture, interesting. They have sites where you can buy the material but it's not cheap. Around $37 just to replace one chair. Good thing we got this set on a barter trade ;)
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Re: Question on Patio Chair Fabric and possible repair

New postby bridesmom on Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:59 am

The sling wouldn't be too hard to make but I can't see repairing that. It may be a fun little project if u could find a nice outdoor fabric and use the doing as your pattern and sew new ones!
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Re: Question on Patio Chair Fabric and possible repair

New postby dcagliero on Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:35 pm

My husband just told me he found the material on Ebay for a much better price. And you just have to hem the sides. Will keep ya all posted ;)
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Re: Question on Patio Chair Fabric and possible repair

New postby Magot on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:10 am

Take plenty of pictures and keep us posted how it is going!
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Re: Question on Patio Chair Fabric and possible repair

New postby dcagliero on Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:07 pm

Will do definitely! I think my husband wants to wait now right before next summer to do this project. But when we do I will post the details ;)
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Re: Question on Patio Chair Fabric and possible repair

New postby Upholsteress on Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:12 pm

There is a plastic "rope" (think piping) stitched in a casing that you will need to reuse. Often they are cracked into several pieces, but you can still use them. Be sure to use a UVR polyester (outdoor) thread. The channel that the piping slides through might need sprayed with WD40 or silicone to facilitate removal and installation. Not hard job at all. Good luck!!
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Re: Question on Patio Chair Fabric and possible repair

New postby dcagliero on Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:15 am

That's valuable info Cheryl, thank you!!!!!!!
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