Made to Measure Curtains & Blinds Special Offer!
Shop Deckchair Fabric

How to Recover a Deckchair in 30 Minutes

This guide will show you how to recover an old deckchair and create the fabric sling to fit inside. From nautical stripes to statement patterns, we have a huge range of deckchair fabrics to choose from, so you will be spoilt for choice.

While the style of fabric is always your choice, we would recommend opting for an outdoor fabric when looking for fabric to recover you deckchair sling, so it withstands the elements outside and will be as good as new for years to come.

Explore our Deckchair Fabrics to find the perfect design to refresh your garden.

 

Watch our video on How to Recover a Deckchair

Watch our video on How to Recover a Deckchair

Do you have an old deckchair that needs a new lease of life? This easy how to guide will show you to how to give your furniture a new lease of life at an affordable price.

What you'll need:

  • Deckchair frame
  • Outdoor fabric 
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine
  • Tape Measure

Top tip: Two metres of our deckchair fabric will recover three standard size deckchairs

Step 1

Step 1

To start, measure the length and width of your deckchair frame using a tape measure. Add 3cms to the measured width to allow for your seam allowance. 

Next, using your fabric scissors, cut fabric to the size required. If you're using a patterened fabric, consider your pattern placement and how you'd like the design to look when finished on your deckchair.

Step 2

Step 2

Next, you will create the side seams. Fold both long sides of your fabric in by 1.5cm, press and pin down the length of your fabric. 

Using your sewing machine, sew down the seam on both sides removing the pins as you go. 

Top tip: We'd recommend you use a 100 or 110 size needle in your machine for outdoor fabrics

Step 3

Step 3

Measure the channels your wooden dowels will slide into. To do this, you will need to measure on your deckchair frame from the top bar to the inside bar, on both sides. On a standard deckchair frame this will be approximatley 10cm.

Then fold the edge of your fabric to this measurement, and pin 2.5cm from the fold to allow enough room for the wooden dowels to slide through. Repeat on otherside and sew to create your rod pockets.   

Please note: Depending on the size of your dowel, you may need to alter the measurement of your rod pocket 

 

Step 4

Step 4

Your deckchair sling is now ready to be on your frame. With your frame at the ready, thread the channels into your deckchair frame. Insert your wooden dowels into the top and bottom channels and your deckchair is complete. 

Relax and Enjoy! 

Just Fabrics
Hurry Summer Sale Ending Monday 2nd August!
We price match

Please get in touch with us on 01242 388390 and we can see if we can price match.