I have a 16' by 32' canvas army tent. Half way down one side it is torn all the way to the top. I would like to put Velcro in, but don't know how or what to use. Any ideas? Thanks.
By Lethaj from Forest Grove, OR
Velcro strips come with a sticky backing to be mounted onto fabric or solid item. Since the tent is an outdoor item, I would choose a strong thread and hand stitch down the Velcro to hold in place. If there's not space enough for overlapping the tent material, so the Velcro can close up the opening, then sew a strip of waterproof canvas down the one side of the tent edge. First it would be easier to sew the Velcro onto the canvas strip and then hand stitch onto the tent edging. Good Luck!
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Is there anyway to repair a pop-up tent with a torn canvas doorway? Thanks in advance.
patsAZ from Morristown, AZ
You can also try to take it to a canvas shop for repair. As a last resort (and if you're willing to spend the money) new canvas for a pop up usually runs around $900. A good company that sells new canvas is Bearcreek Canvas. Their website is: bearcreekcanvas.com
Also, check out these sites for lots of good info regarding pop ups: popupportal.com and
Good luck. (08/30/2006)
This is important and you should be good to go for a long while. For burn holes from ash go to the canvas shop and get the peel and stick canvas that you use to put on sail letters. Put a patch bigger on both sides. Good luck.