LA Good Questions: Replacing Outdoor Canopy Fabric

LA Good Questions: Replacing Outdoor Canopy Fabric

Gregory Han
May 1, 2008

Alex writes in asking about how to replace an outdoor canopy cover with a custom fabric. Anyone out there have experience working with custom fabrics and a large scale canopy?

I have a 10x10 EZ UP canopy with a GOD AWFUL bright blue shade on it that we got last summer. Unfortunately, it blew over in a storm, landed on our cactus and was ripped to shreds. I was thinking it would be so cute to use one of the great new outdoor fabrics on the market and make a new cover myself. Anyone know where I could find a pattern for that? I think I have the Sierra. And is there any reason why a custom cover wouldn't work out well? I mostly just need it for shade.

Alex, we're not sure if you wanted to replace the previous shade with waterproof material, but there are online dealers who sell rainproof fabrics and outdoor fabrics for canopy tents.

Probably the best bet for a proper fit is to order another EZ UP canopy fabric replacement (EZ UP offers replacement parts for all canopy models; just read the code that corresponds to the model of your canopy and choose the replacement part marked by the same code). Use the replacement as the interior liner and plans to copy for your new custom outdoor fabric. Perhaps if you're fortunate, someone at EZ UP can provide drawn plans to use (just as long as they know you're using it for personal use, and not to market); their contact number is 800 742-3363.

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