What type of fabric is best for outside furniture?

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  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 03, 2017
    sunbrella brand. very tough stuff. so tough i had my couch and love seat for the living room covered with it. my cats have not been able to shred it and its water repellent. doesn't collect pet fur. hasn't faded. what's not to love? i did have to order it from a design company. soooo worth it.
  • Julia Hochhalter Julia Hochhalter on Jul 03, 2017
    Canvas or heavy woven types. They can be found in plastic as well as fabric.
    Good luck!
  • Doris Doris on Jul 03, 2017
    The best fabric is an outdoor fabric. It's made to withstand the elements including harsh sun. You can use a fabric protector/waterproofer on other fabrics, but I've only had limited results with it. In Canada, I order my fabric through Fabricville.ca, but when I had property in Florida, I would always go to Joanne's. They seemed to have the best selection.
  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 03, 2017
    or just Sunbrella fabric a few sites should pop up. fabric stores carry this as well.
  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 03, 2017
    type in "where do i buy sunbrella fabric ? joanne fabric and craft might have it.
  • Nancy Nancy on Jul 03, 2017
    be sure and measure well to find out how much fabric you need, then look at the prices. Buying new cushions could be cheaper and might be on sale right now.
  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 05, 2017
    i typed in sunbrella fabric.....some fabric and sewing stores carry this brand- my local stores had it,
  • Ginny Ginny on Jul 05, 2017
    I purchased two rocking chairs at Pier One seven or eight yrs. ago and they are made from and wood/resin combination. I take them inside every winter, and there is one very small place that is starting to crack. Not bad for their age. Try an on-site catalog called Brylane. Company carries a log of resin rocking chairs and picnic tables.