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Protective covers for outdoor furniture
How do I prevent the seams from letting water through
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Date: 2/12/11 1:35 AM

I want to make protective covers for my patio furniture.
How do I prevent water seeping through the seams as it often gets a bit of rain

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Date: 2/12/11 3:41 AM

I've never sewn items for outdoors or even a raincoat, but I seem to remember hearing seam sealants can be applied for these projects.

This link for Rainshed, Inc. a U.S. store selling outdoor fabrics and supplies, has seam sealers. Perhaps you can find a similar supplier closer to your area.

Good luck!

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Date: 2/12/11 8:39 AM

Kirstenw.. This is the second question I have seen this morning on your patio covers.. First I would love to see pics when you are finished.. Second.. this is one project I have not done.. outside home decor. So this is an excellent question.. as I noticed my old cushions are needing replacing.
So now I am wondering just what fabric you did choose for your project.. Did you go with a sunbrella or outdoor type fabric. I wish I had asked that on your other thread.. but better late than never.

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Date: 2/12/11 9:15 AM

I just ordered seam sealing tape from Quest Outfitters. They have the clear kind, 7/8" wide, at a good price--75 cents per yard, with quantity discounts. They shipped very quickly. I haven't tried the tape yet. Nayy, just wanted to share since I had recently researched the issue.

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