Let me tell you about Sunbrella fabric, the copywrited name of a high-quality functional fabric manufactured by Glen Raven Mills in South Carolina. Using a high-tech process, Glen Raven produces a unique proprietary acrylic fiber that is designed to be sun-fast and fade resistant, the perfect outdoor fabric for your boat, patio and decks. Extemely durable, Sunbrella fabrics far exceed the lifetime expectancy of conventional cotton canvas. Also, Glen Raven Mills is recognized as an environmentally conscious company by The Skin Cancer Foundation and Greenguard for the sun protection the fabric offers, and for being a very low emitting interior product.
Often used to make awnings, umbrellas and ATV covers, I made tablecloths which are great on a picnic table, or spread on the grass while you're at an outdoor concert.
I have several pieces of Sunbrella for sale in my shop, all around a yard long and 54" wide. This material would be great for totes or cushions, or make your own tablecloth, or even a hammock!
I really like the bold colors and patterns available, and the tropical theme works so well during the summer, outside...ah, I can feel the breeze off the ocean, smell the salt and coconut suntan oil, hear exotic birds in the jungle. Now all I need is a long tall cold drink...
I hope I have inspired you to make something sensational from this wonderful material. It is versatile and easy to work with, and I am sure you will be very happy with the results of your project.