Tommy Bahama Outdoor Swaying Palms Aloe Fabric
- Product ID: 800740
- Manufacturer: Tommy Bahama
- Content: 100% Polyester
- Width: 54"
- Horizontal Repeat: 18"
- Vertical Repeat: 27"
- Country of Origin: USA
- Durability: 60,000 Double Rubs
Collection: Hawaiian Holiday
Maximum Continuous Length: Approximately 30 Yards,
when ordering more than 30 Yards please note it may come in more than one piece.
Outdoor Swaying Palms Aloe by Tommy Bahama is a lovely tropical and beach upholstery décor fabric. This outdoor fabric can be used for projects like cushions, handbags, headboards, and more. Colors include green, white.
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Why did you choose this?
Is there a difference between "outdoor" fabric or other?
Want to make kitchen shades with this fabric.
Which is recommended?
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor version of this fabric is made out of polyester and has a stiffer feel and drape. The other option is the 55% linen, 45% rayon fabric, which is softer to the touch and drapes nicely. The advantages of the outdoor fabric in a kitchen is it's more moisture and stain resistant. Both versions would work well as shades. We suggest ordering samples to compare in order to make the best decision for your project.
What is the weight of this fabric (in oz/yd or oz/sq yd)? Is it water resistant?
BEST ANSWER: It's about 12 oz. / yd. It is water resistant.
Would this work to reupholster a side chair or would the linen/rayon blend be better?
BEST ANSWER: You could use the linen/rayon version for upholstery that would receive light to medium use, but this outdoor fabric would be the better choice for durability. It's also more stain resistant. The linen/rayon version has a softer feel.
I should also mention there is an outdoor fabric with the same pattern, but in a smaller scale, if that's of interest.
If you're undecided, we suggest ordering samples to compare and see which would work better for you. We love when people share pictures of their finished products, so if want to, you can write a review on the fabric and include a picture. Good luck!
After reading Q&A's on this fabric, I'm somewhat confused. It is listed as upholstery fabric but many answers state it will not wear well. I want it for a recliner, which would get wear by the effort of pushing against the back to get into the reclining position. Would this fabric hold up to that?
BEST ANSWER: There's two factors here that may be causing a bit of confusion as to whether it's a good upholstery fabric or not. First is durability. This fabric is durable enough for almost any upholstery application. Sometimes a higher durability is required for commercial use, but 60,000 double rubs is plenty for residential use. So, is this fabric durable enough for a well-used recliner? Yes.
The second factor is feel, which is really more of a personal preference. Since this is an indoor/outdoor polyester fabric, it has a water/stain resistant coating and isn't as soft as the linen/rayon version. Does this means it shouldn't be used for indoor upholstery? Not necessarily. There are plenty examples of upholstery fabric that's stiff and not soft, like vinyl, which is commonly used for recliners. (That's not to say this fabric feels like vinyl, it has much more of a fabric feel since it's woven.)
So, is it right for your project? That's up to you! We suggest ordering a sample to see if you like the feel.
Would this fabric work well for indoor accent pillows?
BEST ANSWER: Yes this fabric sews up beautiful and would work easily for indoor or outdoor pillows , when its sewn it looks like a really expensive fabric
would this fabric work as a comforter?
BEST ANSWER: You could technically use this outdoor fabric to create a comforter but you might find it to be a little stiff. Tommy Bahama Swaying Palms Aloe Fabric has an almost identical pattern (slightly smaller repeat) and does not have an outdoor finish on it like this fabric does. It may be more suitable for a comforter. We recommend ordering samples to make sure that this fabric will work for your project.
Is the background color actually as white as it looks online? I am thinking of using this fabric to make roman shades and they will hang behind pure white curtains.
BEST ANSWER: The background isn't pure white, but more of an off-white or ivory. We suggest ordering a sample to see if the color will work for you.
Hi, if I am making outdoor pillows do I need water resistant filler as well or will this protect the filler?
BEST ANSWER: We suggest using a pillow form designed for outdoor use to be safe!
Do you have a wish list?
BEST ANSWER: We don't, but it's a feature we would love to add in the future. We like to hear what features people want, so thanks for asking!
Can you wash this in a washing machine?
BEST ANSWER: It may affect the water/stain resistant coating.
I am making simple window covers out of this fabric for our Air Stream camper. What fabric(s) would you recommend I use for this? And I would like to order samples of each type you suggest. Can you send me the sample info for your recommendations? Thanks for your help!
BEST ANSWER: To add a sample to your cart, click the "Add Sample" button near the "Add to Cart" button.
I'm thinking of using this fabric as a tapestry. Do you think it's light enough, weight wise, to hang on my wall?
BEST ANSWER: We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
Is the name of the fabric "outdoor swaying palms" or is this a fabric that can be used outdoors?
BEST ANSWER: This is an outdoor fabric. We also offer a non-outdoor version of this with a slightly larger print.
Would this fabric work for reupholstering dining rooms chairs? I like the durability but am not sure on the stiffness.
BEST ANSWER: This fabric is suitable for most upholstery applications. We recommend ordering a sample if you're not sure about the stiffness, but it shouldn't be a problem for dining room chairs.
Which one of the Tommy Bahama leaves is the brighter, larger scale one?
BEST ANSWER: This fabric has the larger scale pattern, but the colors are identical to the smaller scale fabric.
I have used this for indoor nad outdoor applications and I love it ,
its a great and inexpensive alternative to other luxury fabrics with similar prints
May 27, 2017
over 2 years ago
Perfect! i am in love with the fabric!
I just got my fabrics in and omg love love it! Thank you! cant wait for my project to finish!
June 26, 2018
9 months ago
Love it more than anything I could have dreamed of ?? Using it for patio chairs and it's perfect!
April 18, 2017
1 year ago
Outdoor pillows on my bench
The pattern was a little too large, since I did want more background color & the material did fray alot, but sinde I sewed the pillow closed, didn't have too worry about finishing the edges.
May 22, 2017
1 year ago
love this fabric
September 14, 2016
over 2 years ago
This is a beautiful fabric. I can't wait to use it to replace the current cushions on my dining room chairs in Florida when we go there next month.
September 3, 2018
7 months ago
This material is beautiful and very popular.
May 16, 2017
1 year ago