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Recovering Patio Umbrellas

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You can save money and conserve resources by repairing your patio umbrellas or ones you find at a yard sale. This is a guide about recovering patio umbrellas.
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June 22, 2010

If you like to sew, this is one tip you might want to try: I save worn-out beach umbrellas and carefully rip off the cloth from the frame. I save one section to use as a pattern. Buy a package of sun screen/sun block fabric (I get mine from Home Depot) and cut 8 sections from your pattern. Sew together and you have a nice umbrella while you garden in the hot sun! I have several that I put all around my front and backyard.
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By grdnlvr from San Diego, CA

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June 23, 20100 found this helpful

What a great idea.

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June 23, 20100 found this helpful

You are very smart to recycle the patio umbrella frames. Great idea.

Thank you,

MisMachado

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June 23, 20100 found this helpful

While it's a great idea, why don't you include the finishing instructions? Like how do you attach it to the frame?

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June 24, 20100 found this helpful

Is this the Coolaroo fabric? How long have you have it out in the sun, is it durable?

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