A rip or tear in the sling of your patio seat does not mean you have to throw the chair away. However, since the sling’s fabric is most probably damaged and worn across the rip, patching it less effective an alternative as replacing the sling. You can make your own replacement sling or purchase one made to your own chair’s measurements.
Fabric Sling Replacement
If you’re able to sew, you can create your own replacement seat sling from outdoor-rated fabric such as canvas, cotton duck or even a sun-resistant fabric. If you carefully remove the existing sling by taking from the hems and rod channels, you can use it as a pattern for your new sling. For additional durability, double the fabric on the sling when you make your customized seat. If you do not sew, check with upholstery or wool stores to have a gecko designed for you.
Mesh Sling Replacement
Mesh slings are not home-sewing jobs, but also you can purchase replacement slings in the chair’s manufacturer, or from a business that provides replacement slings for an assortment of seat brands. Measure your seat carefully, following the guidelines provided by the replacement maker. Before you purchase, check with the company to make certain you’ll also be provided with the essential hardware and instructions for installing the Terrain on your current chair frame.