What type of material do I use to recover chair cushions for outdoor?

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I have four chairs on my deck that are outside to the weather 5 months out of the year. They have faded and are starting to fall apart. What "TYPE" of material, that I can easily sew, do I need to get to recover them?

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  • Cassandra baker Cassandra baker on Aug 06, 2017
    You'll want material that is stain ,fade, mold and mildew resistant. water proof for sure and machine washable. many polyester fabrics are used. or acrylic coated fabrics.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Aug 06, 2017
    Many people have used the flannel backed plastic table clothes from the dollar store or Walmart .

  • Dfm Dfm on Aug 06, 2017
    sunbrella fabric is what i have used....12 yrs on the furniture and no sun fade on the couch, or out door chair pads.

  • Dfm Dfm on Aug 06, 2017
    i've had the better luck with the sunbrella type out door fabric- its fade resistant, water resistant and hasn' t torn.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Aug 06, 2017
    Sunbrella fabrics --- a bit expensive, but they really hold up and don't fade at all.

  • A proper fabric store will carry "outdoor" fabric. If not, Google and see who does sell quality outdoor furniture fabic by the yard. Expect to pay more for this fabric. It is stiffer, more tightly woven, and in some cases treated with UV protection. If you are unable to locate, or out of the budget, look for a canvas type material, (dropcloths will work too), as you can always scotchguard yourself. I would just choose a white or "natural" or light color as the sun fades things so quickly.

  • Nancy Nancy on Aug 06, 2017
    Walmart often has outdoor fabrics. I recovered two cushions with fabric from Walmart and they are holding up beautifully! I paid about $4.00 a yard.