Awnings are a great way to create a comfortable outdoor living space in the summer. Over the last few years, retractable awnings have become an increasingly popular way to shade and protect a deck or patio area. Depending on the quality of retractable awning, the awning fabric may start to fade or look a little shabby. Luckily, replacing awning fabric is fairly easy and a great project you can do yourself!
We’ve put together an instructional video that walks you step-by-step through the process of replacing the fabric panel in a retractable awning. You will learn how to remove the old fabric panel, take measurements, and sew and install a new fabric panel.
For the awning in this video, we used a sleek and sophisticated Sunbrella Awning stripe, Westfield Mushroom. We stock a wide selection of Sunbrella Marine and Awning Fabrics, so you can select the fabric that will best suit your application.
How to Replace Retractable Awning Fabric in 8 Steps:
- Remove old fabric.
- Measure and cut new fabric (we recommend Sunbrella).
- Sew panels together.
- Hem all awning edges.
- Measure and cut a valance.
- Add a cording sleeve.
- Attach binding to valance.
- Re-install the awning fabric.
It’s as simple as that…and all the materials can be found at www.sailrite.com.
Do you have a retractable awning or do you have another way to stay shaded?