Replacing the Canopy on a Patio Swing

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Time and the elements can take their toll on the fabric canopy of your outdoor swing. Rather than purchasing an entirely new swing you can replace the canopy. This is a page about replacing canopy on a patio swing.


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October 10, 2008

I have an old aluminum lawn swing which needed a new canopy. The cushions were easy to replace but I need a canopy. I went to a hardware store and bought a vinyl roll up shade (could be bamboo) and placed it over the top of the swing. I tied it down with plastic slip ties. It has lasted over three years now and is easy to keep clean.

By Mary C. from Newark, CA

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June 26, 2011

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!


By cshell


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.

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June 27, 20110 found this helpful

Or, use a piece of canvas tarp.

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June 27, 20112 found this helpful

Outdoor fabric is sold at a discount by, 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.

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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.



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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

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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!

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July 27, 20171 found this helpful

I used a vinyl table cloth. Does well.

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June 16, 2009

I am trying to find the canopy frame for the Garden Treasures Baja Swing purchased from Lowe's a few years back.



June 16, 20090 found this helpful
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Check out website. They show how to measure the canopy and cushions and quote you a price.

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October 6, 20091 found this helpful
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You may also want to check out, they have huge selection of replacement canopies for different kind of swings. They sell cushions too!

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September 10, 2018

I have two swings and one BBQ grill with canopies and a gazebo where the cloth has either disintegrated or been torn to shreds by the cats. I would like to replace the canopies with something cat proof that will last. Are there metal canopies?


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June 25, 2017

I live in a very windy area and the canopy that is currently on the swing acts like a parachute. When it is windy it pulls the swing over. Is there some kind of fabric or something the wind can flow through so this would not happen?
The wind actually pulls the stakes I have on the swing right out of the ground.
I would really appreciate some ideas thank you.


June 26, 20170 found this helpful

You could anchor the stakes with cement

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June 27, 20170 found this helpful

Looks like you're not alone here Reference:


Depending where you live (not sure if it rains often, but if it does then the sand option wouldn't be best)

- You can use 5 galloon jugs
- Cement blocks
- Strong sturdy bungee cords
- bucket with rocks
- Many more suggestions on the website

Good luck!

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March 13, 2019

How do I attach the vinyl outdoor shade to my swing for a replacement canopy cover?


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April 15, 2015

Where can I purchase a durable top for an outdoor double glider? The frame over the glider is wood and is flat with a slight curve in the middle. The frame is 46" by 94". It is Amish made if that helps.

By Sharon K. from Central FL by Ocala


December 8, 20170 found this helpful carries them:

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May 29, 2012

I am looking for a replacement canopy for a three-seat hammock swing that I purchased from Walmart a few years ago. The canopy top resembles a gazebo top. It is stationary (does not pivot) and angles up from the four sides to a flat top in the center similar to a roof.

By Kathy D.


May 31, 20120 found this helpful

My canopy wore out on my swing. Well I had bought some twin fitted sheets a long while back very cheap. What I did was take two twin fitted sheets and take out the corners and hem with rubber off long side of each fitted sheet and I measured the canopy frame. Then I sewed the two pieces together. I was trying to make a new fitted sheet for my pillow top mattress.

Well, I couldn't get the flat sheet to fit right so I accidentally tried the new fitted sheet on my canopy frame and it fit perfectly. So now I have a cover again and I can change the pattern anytime I want. My frame happened to be the same size as my pillow top mattress. I was a little time consuming to tear out the old seams, but saved me a lot of money for a replacement.

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July 28, 2010

How do you sew a cloth outdoor swing cover and a valance?

By max from Bemidji, MN


August 3, 20100 found this helpful

If you still have the old one, use it as a pattern or draw a pattern using the dimensions. I used shower curtains from thrift store/Goodwill to make cushion covers for my outdoor chair cushions. Maybe a tablecloth would work.

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May 21, 2013

Where would I find a canopy for my two man recliner swing?

By Marjorie

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I have a 6 foot x 12 foot worn/torn area on the front edge of my deck roll out canopy and need help. Can anyone come up with suggestions or a solution to repair it?
Thank you.

By Ang

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July 22, 2016

This page is about making a replacement canopy for an outdoor swing. When the awning for an outdoor swing gets torn or tattered you may be able to fashion a new canopy.

Replacement Canopy for an Outdoor Swing

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September 28, 2016

This is a page about replacement canopy frame for garden treasures swing. With the proper measurements you may be able to order a replacement canopy frame.

Garden swing with canopy

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July 28, 2010

Has anyone made a replacement canopy for an outdoor swing?

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June 18, 2009

I have a canopied glider swing that needs serious help. It's less than 2 years old, but due to the fierce Arizona heat, the canopy is totally shredded from sun-rot.

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