Asked on Jul 16, 2013

How do you repair chaise lounge fabric??

by Kathy
I can't bear to throw these frames away...just have not figured out how to repair. Any ideas would be considered. thanks.
  13 answers
  • Sia@South 47th Sia@South 47th on Jul 16, 2013
    @Kathy Are these considered "Sling" ? If so, ck out this site:
  • Linda G Linda G on Jul 16, 2013
    There is a website: that will show you the installation process. Hope this helps.
  • Gail lichtsinn Gail lichtsinn on Jul 17, 2013
    They have replacement slings for those on line for instructions first..I was going to replace some but it was not much more to replace the chair.I never got around to it but after i read the how to i was going to use the old cloth for a pattern and use canvas for the cloth..Like i said the install directions are on line..Compare the cost first would be my advise to you..
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jul 17, 2013
    Your chaises can certainly be re-slung. You can do it yourself if you're handy or take them to a local patio store. I bought ones that looked about like that for $20 each on Craigslist. As Gail says, it didn't end up being hugely cheaper, but it does allow you to get exactly the fabric you want.
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  • A Touch of Sommer A Touch of Sommer on Jul 17, 2013
    We attempted this a couple years ago and I regretted putting the time and effort into the project. Once we wrestled the covers off and then new ones on, they were nearly impossible to get them installed back into the frame. You can order new slings, which are pricey, but I'm thinking you'd still have the same problem getting them installed into the frame.
  • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Jul 17, 2013
    @Kathy thanks for posting. I have this problem with some bar chairs which are not that easy to find these days. Not sure what I will do yet, but at least your responses have provided great guidance. If you replace your slings, let us know how it turns out.
  • Kathy Kathy on Jul 17, 2013
    wow douglas nice got those off craigslist or the chaise's?
  • Sia@South 47th Sia@South 47th on Jul 17, 2013
    @Douglas Hunt Oh how I envy your lovely yard!! Mine is a disaster right now because of the inside reno. But just you wait Mr. Hunt! I'll get to the back and front yards (maybe) in the next few years LOL!!!!
  • Cyndi Moore Tippett Cyndi Moore Tippett on Jul 17, 2013
    I have a swing that had the same kind of material and my dog chewed it and my son cut it so badly we couldn't sit on it. So my husband cut me a piece of plywood and used "self drilling" screws to attach it directly onto the metal frame. It actually sits better now. I am making stuffed cushions from outdoor fabric so I can bring in the cushions each time so they do not get wet. I also found the replacement webbing to be very pricey.
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jul 18, 2013
    @Kathy I bought the chaises off of Craiglist and had them reslung at a local patio store. As others have said, it's not necessarily the cheapest way to go, but I can't see dumping your chaises in a landfill every time the slings wear out.
  • Linda S Linda S on Jul 20, 2013
    my thought is....weaving them with thick nylon cord. Several years ago I remember seeing at flea markets metal chairs that were stripped and rewove with cord bearing colligate logos. They look really easy to make and I myself have 2 chairs in which the slings have rotted away and like you I don't want to throw them away because the frames are still good! So I have this idea that the cord may work fine. it would be worth a shot as I am sure it would be much cheaper then buying the new slings....easier too!!
  • Judy Nauert Judy Nauert on Dec 29, 2014
    I have 2 outside bar chairs. I was able to get material off of one of them. Where can I get material for this chair and instructions for inserting it back in the grooves. It's all one piece.
  • J  girl J girl on May 20, 2016
    Kathy I'm in the process of reupholstering my patio chairs very similar to yours except not a sling but I brought some waterproof fabric from Amazon that is very strong and reasonably priced you may want to try it you can buy it by the yard and it has a rubber looking backing. If you send me your email I will send you pics . Don't know how to put them on here sorry.