Summer heat is here. Do you remember storing that damaged shade sail last year? Now it’s the TIME TO FIX it, so you will be able to enjoy the whole summer in nice, pleasant shade! Here is an easy and free TUTORIAL for you:
Last year, we spent a week at our friends’s place in a charming stone cottage with royal blue shutters on the windows. Blue sails in front of the cottage cast a pleasant shade over wooden chairs and a beautiful dark blue coffeetable. One of the shade sails had recently been damaged by a metal hook and needed repair. Off course I volunteered immediately, I love such DIY challenges. 🙂
Since it might come in handy to somebody else, I’ll show you the entire DIY process:
HOW TO repair Shade Sail
5) Apply fusible interfacing to the other side, too, and cover it by the blue patch. Again, when ironing, you need to use the tip of the iron and a cotton cloth to protect the sail.
One thing here: I often don’t care to match the color of the bobbin thread to the upper thread, but here you need to. It’s a must.
The needle I used is thin enough to prevent any water running through even when raining. Time will show if I’m right.
***UPDATE: they did – like the result. 😀