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.
The Best Way to Use an Old Trampoline
I took the old fabric out of the sling chaise lounge and used it as a pattern to cut the trampoline mat .
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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Mimzy lombardo on May 09, 2021
Huh. I don’t have that same experience. But I live in Florida so we get a lot of rain in the summer . And we have very lush plants all around and under our trampoline so not much dirt. Plus when there’s a lot of leaves on it my girls use a leaf blower to clean it off, so maybe that helps too.