If you have a hole in your trampoline netting it may be possible to fix it affordably. Trampoline net repair is easier than you think? It can appear to be very costly, but I figured out how to repair a trampoline net easily and cheaply!
HOW DID I GET A HOLE IN MY TRAMPOLINE SAFETY ENCLOSURE NETTING?
There are lots of ways a hole can form in the trampoline safety enclosure netting.
Normal wear and tear and age can be all it takes for a hole to form. Maybe someone jumping catches a zipper or jewelry in the netting.
Our situation was due to weather.
We had a much-loved trampoline with a safety enclosure. At one point a large limb fell on the trampoline during a storm. The branch made a small hole in the netting close to the top of the enclosure.
I was really irritated about this because we hadn't had the trampoline very long and we all know what happens to a small hole….it eventually becomes a BIG HOLE!
Over time our small hole because a HUGE hole! The hole had grown some and then somehow my daughter's elbow caught the hole and it ripped into a huge gaping hole that created a real safety issue.
I knew if I wanted to replace the enclosure safety net it was going to be a minimum of $50 and up. I really didn't want to spend that much money on our old trampoline.
TRAMPOLINE NET REPAIR MADE EASY
I decided to try fixing it myself and it turned out to be a pretty good trampoline net repair! Fixing the hole in my trampoline net at home saved me money!
Although I am not a seamstress I decided to see if I could just sew the big hole closed. I already had a spool of heavy-duty upholstery thread and that is what I used. There was tan upholstery thread in my sewing box and I just used that even though black would have made the seam much less noticeable.
I used a large upholstery needle to do the “sewing” and it worked really well. The hardest part was knotting the thread onto the netting to start off with. Because it is netting….as in…holes…lots of tiny holes…it is a little different from just knotting your thread like you are sewing on fabric.
Once I got my thread knotted onto the netting I just zigzagged back and forth about every 1/2 inch all the way up the hole. The thread was kind of loose, but very easy to tighten up as you go. Then I knotted it off again at the top.
HOW LONG WILL THIS NET REPAIR LAST?
I am not sure how long this solution will last, but the kids have jumped on it for many months since the trampoline net repair and it is still holding. The upholstery thread is pretty tough stuff. If it starts to come undone I will sew it again with fishing line because that may be even sturdier.
I did tell my kids to try and not purposefully jump into that area of the netting. I am hoping this trampoline safety enclosure net repair will last a long time and it will be easy to redo if it starts to come loose. It only took me about 20 minutes total to fix this HUGE hole in the net!
HAS YOUR TRAMPOLINE SAFETY ENCLOSURE NET TORN?
Have you had issues with the netting tearing or getting holes in it? I do feel like things aren't made as well as they used to be. It seems like something is always breaking!
*UPDATE: The repair lasted well over a year until we moved and sold the trampoline! 🙂
Once the trampoline net is repaired, check out these fun ideas for outdoor play:
- 10 Trampoline Games for Kids
- Awesome Children's Games to Play on Your Trampoline at Night
- 15 Family-Friendly Backyard Games
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