To Top

Replacing Canopy for a Swing/Glider

Does anyone know an easy inexpensive way to replace the canopy that goes over a swing? Mine fell apart from just normal sun/weather exposure. The frame and rest of the swing is fine. I don't really want to have to replace the whole thing (too expensive) if I don't have to. Help!

Ad

By Michelle

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun this month! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

June 27, 20110 found this helpful

I wonder if you could use a vinyl table cloth or a shower curtain to somehow fashion a cover.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

July 27, 20170 found this helpful

I used a vinyl table cloth. Does well.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 27, 20110 found this helpful

Or, use a piece of canvas tarp.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 27, 20111 found this helpful

Outdoor fabric is sold at a discount by fabric.com, not a plug. I don't even live in the US. I just did a search and a lot of it is priced at 8.98 a yard and it's 54 inches wide. If you talk with them about your project, you will find they are really helpful. And your swing would look so nice.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
June 27, 20110 found this helpful

I actually found a small childs tent that was just the right size to replace mine, at a yard sale. Take the measurements and you may find just the thing to work for you.

Pat

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

June 28, 20110 found this helpful

We had one of these swings also. And the top rotted off by the end of that first summer. I used an old twin size sheet to just pin it over the top frame. You can pick up good sheets at a thrift store. Maybe you could find just the right thing there also. GG Vi

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 28, 20111 found this helpful

I bought an inexpensive large piece of oil cloth (heavy table cloth covering in what ever pattern or color you chose) slightly larger than the width of the frame. Since it does not fray etc., simply cut out to fit around the corners, fold the edges and ends over and either glue, sew or use velcro to attach to frame. I used a plain darker color that complimented my seat cushions for mine and it worked great and looked good!

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Patio Swing
Replacing the Canopy on a Patio Swing
Categories
Home and Garden Repair Furniture OutdoorJune 26, 2011
Guides
Garden swing with canopy
Finding a Replacement Canopy for a Garden Treasures Swing
Making a Rope Swing
Making a Rope Swing
Replacement Canopy for an Outdoor Swing
Making a Replacement Canopy for an Outdoor Swing
Repairing a Glider Chair
Repairing a Glider Chair
More
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/08/16 03:41:34 in 893 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!