Re-covering An Umbrella

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Re-covering An Umbrella

Postby rebapuck » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:34 pm

Anyone done this? I have some Sunbrella and a cheap large umbrella(golf size). Thought I would recover with those wind flaps like on market umbrellas. Make a beach tote to match. What kind of thread would you use on Sunbrella?
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Re: Re-covering An Umbrella

Postby S. Heisley » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:41 pm

Search and ye shall find. :roll: This is what the company, Sailrite, recommends:

http://search.sailrite.com/category/thr ... er-threads

They also have a video on how to make a Sunbrella awning, which some people might like:

http://www.sailrite.com/How-to-Make-a-S ... Home-Video



(Now, lets see if/what our expert, Doug Hodder, posts about it all.)
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Re: Re-covering An Umbrella

Postby doug hodder » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:16 pm

Sorry Sharon...I only work in cotton haven't played with Sunbrella other than 1 Bimini top for a boat, and I borrowed a commercial sewing machine for that and help from a buddy with an awning business. I let Marti do all that work for me now, however I'd think a UV resistant exterior type poly thread would be best for the sewing. Doug
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Re: Re-covering An Umbrella

Postby rebapuck » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:40 pm

Well, I Googled and found several blogs on re-covering an umbrella. Each one just used pretty fabric and waterproofed it. I think I will do the same and save the Sunbrella for something relating to the camper, since it matches my awning. I'm thinking a Moda fabric in orange polka dots with a black wind release. This is really just for shade on the beach. I burn easily and never sunbathe. Wish I could cover my beach chair to match. At least easily.

Another project I want to do!!! I have too many. And being the world class procrastinator I am, I never get to cross anything off my list.
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Re: Re-covering An Umbrella

Postby S. Heisley » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:49 pm

rebapuck wrote:Well, I Googled and found several blogs on re-covering an umbrella. Each one just used pretty fabric and waterproofed it. I think I will do the same and save the Sunbrella for something relating to the camper, since it matches my awning. I'm thinking a Moda fabric in orange polka dots with a black wind release. This is really just for shade on the beach. I burn easily and never sunbathe. Wish I could cover my beach chair to match. At least easily.

Another project I want to do!!! I have too many. And being the world class procrastinator I am, I never get to cross anything off my list.


:thumbsup: ...Good plan!
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Re: Re-covering An Umbrella

Postby rebapuck » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:15 pm

Finished it!! Not too hard. More time consuming than I expected because I made it with a wind release at the top.

I love the Moda fabric. Didn't get it as taut as I would have liked. For two reasons. I made my own pattern instead of taking apart the old. And it's cotton, which stretches. Had to wait on the waterproofing as it recommended drying in the sun. Hadn't seen the sun in weeks around here. The bottle of waterproofing was suppose to cover 80 sq ft, give or take. I used just about the whole thing on this.

Ready for the beach next week. Won't have the matching beach tote done though.



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Re: Re-covering An Umbrella

Postby Zollinger » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:35 pm

:thumbsup: Nice job!
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Re: Re-covering An Umbrella

Postby S. Heisley » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:58 pm

That turned out terrific! :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: Re-covering An Umbrella

Postby deleted » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:29 pm

That looks fantastic! WTG :thumbsup:
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Re: Re-covering An Umbrella

Postby Eunice » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:29 pm

that looks really nice. good job
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