I took the old fabric out of the sling chaise lounge and used it as a pattern to cut the trampoline mat .
The Best Way to Use an Old Trampoline
When my children's trampoline finally broke down I was left with a pile of metal and some very thick trampoline mat. When I was moving the trampoline mat it occurred to me that this thick black fabric could be used replace the fabric in my outdoor chaise lounge chairs. I intended to order expensive outdoor fabric for the chairs for some time, but what better way to kill two birds with one stone.
I was able to use my home sewing machine to sew the seams of the trampoline mat. I did use a good quality UV protected thread. This part is very important as regular polyester thread will not last outside.
I sewed and extra wide seam to that it would be strong and less likely to be affected by fraying. I also did a double seam about 1/4" apart from each other, just to be doubly sure it would hold.
After I sewed the side seams I slipped the old spline into the pocket created by the seam(like a rod pocket on a curtain panel). Then I slid the spline and trampoline mat back into the chaise lounge chair.
I used some oil paint by rustoleum to give my chaise loungers a fresh look and just like that, they're ready for another summer on my dock.
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