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From: smessier
Date: 06-23-2005, 06:42 PM (1 of 5)
I posted this once already but something happened and there's no content in my post. :bolt:

I'm trying to figure out how to sew up new replacement seats for my deck chairs. The current torn seats are sewn right onto the frame, but there are no screws to undo the frame in order to attach the new seats. I can sew the front part of the seat and slip it on, but the back part (after the folding metal frame section) is the tough part. I thought of using snaps, but I'm afraid they will tear the fabric. Any suggestions??
User: smessier
Member since: 09-03-2004
Total posts: 114
From: June Harlow
Date: 06-23-2005, 07:15 PM (2 of 5)
Is there any way you can sew on a couple of 3/4" wide peices of elastic with velcro on the ends ? I did this on a kitchen chair, wrapping the elastic around the back mounting part of the seat, and it worked quite well. It's hard to tell if it'd work, because there's so many varieties of chairs. Perhaps you could also run elastic under the seat. Just suggestions, perhaps it might give you some ideas :)
June ~

"If only I could find that missing pattern piece!"

June sews on a Pfaff 1209 and a Babylock 5180 serger
User: June Harlow
Member since: 05-30-2005
Total posts: 100
From: smessier
Date: 06-24-2005, 10:16 AM (3 of 5)
Do you think the velcro would hold while someone...maybe someone heavy...was sitting on it? Hmmmm, it might work.

Thanks for the input, June. :smile:
User: smessier
Member since: 09-03-2004
Total posts: 114
From: Chrysantha
Date: 06-24-2005, 09:11 PM (4 of 5)
You can get different 'weights' of velcro....(the hooks/loops are larger)
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Bama
Date: 06-25-2005, 12:16 AM (5 of 5)
I've been working on slip covers for a couple of deck chairs with torn seats and also for my swing because the cushions have faded from the sun. I decided to make a pocket at the top to slip over the backs and let the rest drape down and put ties to attach it to the sides and front. It looks like it's going to work out. I'm also making matching pillows for the swing.
I'll let you know if it stays on okay. We're having lots of company for the 4th of July. :yawn:
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
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