Outdoor covered chairs

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Does anyone have any advice or knowledge about rain/water resistant covers for outdoor chairs? I am a novice sewer but love the look of $400.00 waterproof vinyl chairs, but do not have the budget for something of that cost. Anyone with ideas...??
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  • Valerie Valerie on Oct 18, 2015
    I have covered mine with oil cloth, and it has stood up to the rain. Its cheap and comes in some lovely designs, but it is difficult to sew.
  • Jan Jan on Oct 18, 2015
    Another less expensive option is to use the plastic, flannel back tablecloths.
  • Sherri Curtis Sherri Curtis on Oct 18, 2015
    I too have outdoor chairs and they do not come off they ripping thinking of cutting them off and useing the table cloth idea
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 18, 2015
    How about fabric shower curtains.
  • Andrea Briscoe McGinley Andrea Briscoe McGinley on Oct 18, 2015
    JoAnns carries outdoor canvas that has a water repellent covering on it. It would be stronger than oilcloth or plastic. The seam wont tear like it would on the plastic.
  • Jenifermacfarland Jenifermacfarland on Oct 19, 2015
    Have you thought about Sunbrella or other indoor/outdoor fabric? If you use it you also have to use outdoor foam so the water goes right through the cushion. No fading or staining though.
    • Mo Foley Mo Foley on Oct 19, 2015
      @Jenifermacfarland Thank you Ill check that out. I only have a standard inexpensive sewing machine and not so much sewing expertise. But worth researching, thank you again for the suggestion, I love Sunbrella
  • Sophie Breau Sophie Breau on Oct 25, 2015
    I would look for free or used ones in decent shape, then spray paint the fabric with a weather resistant paint... I found some at an auto body shop ;)
  • MaryJane MaryJane on Oct 25, 2015
    If you sew any kind of fabric spray coats of weather resistant spray on them for added protection. Spray a few times through out the season.