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!

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By cshell

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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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July 27, 20170 found this helpful

I used a vinyl table cloth. Does well.

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December 28, 20180 found this helpful

I brought material like vinyl looks like leather from Walmart in the fabric department in brought thread made for sew tough stuff in thicker needle in put on my swing top in it works two year still good water proof too i got tan. Hope this helps some one

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Joyce

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June 27, 20110 found this helpful

Or, use a piece of canvas tarp.

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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.

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May 1, 20180 found this helpful

In need of foundation fabric for 3 seater swing set.

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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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Pat

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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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June 3, 20190 found this helpful

Do you have any pics of what you did step by step? I am figuring out what to do with my canopy(ripped almost right away when we put it on swing & it was a replacement and brand new)! To keep the bottom bench part dry I placed heavy painters plastic on it and wrapped it around bench seat and taped it.

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It'll hold for a season before the sun & elements get to it. After a rain I just brush the water off of it and put down a sheet if anyone wants to sit on it.

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