How to Replace Lawn Chair Webbing

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Is the webbing on your outdoor chairs faded, frayed or just plain worn out? You may be tempted to replace the old chairs with brand-new ones. But wait, don't throw those old chairs out — the frames still have plenty of life left! Instead, save the frames and give them a refresh with durable new webbing from Sailrite®.

Our lawn chair has durable new webbing and is ready for use.
Our completed lawn chair! The navy webbing looks great against the silver chair frame.

Redoing the webbing on a patio chair is an affordable way to upgrade your outdoor space and avoid throwing away a perfectly good chair frame at the same time. To do this project, you'll only have to change out the original webbing and grommets on your chair; you can reuse the frame and screws if they're still in good shape. Hats off to you for saving money and reducing waste with this easy DIY!

And when we say "easy," we mean it. This no-sew patio chair webbing replacement calls for just a handful of materials and tools. Plus, it should only take a couple of hours to complete a single chair. If you're a new DIYer looking for an introductory project to practice your skills on, this is definitely the how-to for you.

All it took to remove the old webbing strips was a Phillip's head screwdriver.
The webbing strips screw into the frame on our lawn chair.

In this short video, you'll learn how to measure your chair frame, remove the old webbing straps and prepare new straps for installation. We'll also share helpful tips for cleaning the chair frame, tensioning the new webbing and more. Ready to give your patio chairs a new lease on life? Watch the video below to get started!

Need some help choosing replacement webbing for your chairs? We have a solution for that. Just read our blog, "How to Choose the Right Webbing" (#300381XHT), for guidance and resources on webbing types and uses. You'll even get information on important topics like breaking strength and UV resistance. Read this webbing blog now!

Materials & Tools List:

  • Webbing of your choice — we used 2" Navy Heavy Duty Polypropylene Webbing (#200PPHDNY)
  • #0 Plain Grommet & Die Set 1/4" (Brass) (#26300)
  • Sailrite® Edge Cordless Hotknife 18V Package (#122177)
  • Sailrite® Tempered Cutting Glass (#121915)
  • Mallet of your choice — we used Barry King Mallet Hammer Style 3# (#68563)
  • Tape Measure 120" (#102986)
  • Scratch Awl Yellow (#2354)
  • Marking tool of your choice — we used Chalk Pencil Cartridge Set (#121669)
  • Screwdriver