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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Slipcover Patio Deck Lounge Chairs ? !
Ten years ago, when we built our pool, we bought these patio deck lounges. I liked them because they had this comfortable woven rush style backs and seats that looked natural, but were made of vinyl.
We got four of them, and they have held up so well, until last year, when the front edges of all of them began to fray. I supposed it is due to the sun hitting the edge against the black metal, causing them to dryrot. I wasn't willing to discard them because they were still usuable, but were becoming unsightly. After considering different solutions, it finaly dawned on me what I could do to get a little more life out of them.
I still had a piece of this outdoor fabric from recoving patio chairs for my daughter. I measured the chairs and created a pattern (which I had to tweak a little for the first one), then sewed double rows of stitching on the turned under edges.
When fitted and completed, I sewed velcro on the edges that would wrap around the ends of the chair, and fasten on the underneath.
I finished them today, and even though I did not repair the chairs, at least I was able to hide the sun damage. In the mean time, maybe I can come up with a solution to actually repair them. They look better on the patio now, and after completing them, I thought a little pillow of the same fabric would be nice on each chair. I don't know if I have enough material left, but I'm going to check.
So, what do you think? Patio lounges slipcovered? Or should I say minislipped? Whatever, I'll at least get another season, and I didn't have to buy anything for the job. I had everything in my sewing supplies.