How to Fix a Tear in a Synthetic Material Gazebo Top


Having a gazebo is an absolute gift to any house. A gazebo grants you the best of both worlds: You get to take advantage of the outdoors, yet have shelter from the elements. If your gazebo consists of a synthetic material or fabric, chances are it's a portable gazebo which allows you to move it to an array of locations from the woods to the beach, taking this important shelter from the sun with you everywhere. If you have rip in the roof of such a gazebo, don't let it jeopardize your protection. You can quickly and simply repair it yourself.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Nylon
  • Fabric adhesive for outdoors
  • Needle
  • Plastic thread
  • Measure the length and approximate width of the rip.

  • Cut a piece of nylon fabric designed for outdoors that is 2 inches longer than the rip and twice as wide.

  • Pull the sides of the rip together and pin them in place. Spray them with a strong fabric adhesive spray designed for outdoor fabrics. Spray the underside of the nylon patch. Press the patch firmly over the tear.

  • Flip the synthetic material over and remove the pin that was holding the two sides in place. Thread a needle with plastic thread that matches the color of the nylon roof.

  • Pull the two sides of the rip toward each other and stitch them in place. Make tiny stitches that are tight and extremely close together. When you're finished, spray the seam you've made lightly with your fabric adhesive.

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  • "Sew and Repair Your Outdoor Gear"; Louise Lindgren Sumner; 2002
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