DIY: Sun Shade Sail

Oct 31st

Shade sails, also known as shade awnings are devices to block the sun. A sun shade sail is a great alternative to a gazebo, pergola or patio umbrella because it can move to different places with ease, and save money to do it yourself. You can hang shade sails in several places in your deck, patio, or poolside. Shade sails protect you from the harsh sun’s UV rays that cause sunburn and also keep you cool.

Sun Shade Sail Design Ideas
Sun Shade Sail Design Ideas

Instructions

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  1. Visit your local fabric store to select the color and pattern of thick cotton fabric.
  2. Place the fabric on a hard, flat surface. Measure the midpoint of the side 1.52 m and mark it with your pencil.
  3. Cut the triangle with scissors. Make a fold of 2.54 cm wide on each side of the triangle, put the fabric termoadherente into the fold and iron the folds until they are flat.
  4. Use your punch kit to attach an eyelet in each corner of your triangular sun shade sail. Place your punch to make a hole about 6.35 cm from the tip of the corner. Taps down with your hammer.
  5. Cut the rope to make three strings, each of 3.66 m long. Tie a string in each eye.
  6. Ata each string in a tree or so post sun shade sail taut and stretched.