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Author Topic: Hole in screen. How do I repair?  (Read 2203 times)

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Offline sbergerson

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Hole in screen. How do I repair?
« on: May 18, 2008, 10:58:35 PM »
Our Jayco pop-up has holes in two of the screens. The screens are sewn in to the canvas. The holes are approximately 4" x 4". I tried sewing screen material onto the remaining good screen material, but was not able to get a tight patch.

The next thing I tried was to spray contact adhesive on a patch, and also on the perimeter of the hole. I put the two together, but after storage and re-opening, the patch comes loose.

Please help with some good ideas on repair.

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Hole in screen. How do I repair?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 09:48:46 PM »
I was going to fix ours sewing fishing line into it- but if you read my other post, I think I am just going to remove the entire screen and use it as a canopy. Berkely makes black braided line, but I see you are from Minnesota, so I am sure you know all about fishing line

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Hole in screen. How do I repair?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 03:33:40 PM »
I've repaired holes in screens by sewing patches of screening material to the holey area.  The way you get a tight patch is to make sure the patch is at least 2 inches too big all the way around.  Then you sew with a needle and thread, going around the very outside edge of the patch, then around the edges of the hole itself.  The double layer of stitching will hold the screen flat.  You don't want to pull the thread too tight either, as that will cause the material to bunch up.  Make the stitches 1/3 inch long or thereabouts.

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Hole in screen. How do I repair?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 03:58:08 PM »
I just did this on my pop up.  I used a darning technique.  Where I weave black thread to create a "new" screen.  I do up and down then across.  A curved needle works well.  Keep the thread a little loose.  Be careful that with the screen, it can be a little brittle.

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