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« on: April 06, 2009 11:09:32 AM »

I was wondering if anyone has ever made a new cover for a swing (love seat kind)?  Mine never stays on the corners and is very faded from the sun.  I figured I could make another one out of a shower curtain to make it weatherproof. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009 12:01:42 PM »

If you could post a photo or a link to a similar swing, that would help.  My guess is anything is possible!  A shower curtain (the vinyl kind) may not be all that comfortable to sit on, especially with shorts on, but there's plenty of other fabric you can use that is water resistant!  I have a swing where the built-in cushions are shot now.  The swing frame is still in good shape, but it does need a paint job.  I was thinking of just buying some ready made seat cushions and tying them on instead of trying to figure out how to remove and recover the old ones. 

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009 01:21:10 AM »

I don't know what type of cushions you have but I basically just made two sacks out of two fabrics I had...quilt style.  I got lazy about finishing the open end and I just tuck it under itself.  I also made a larger cover for it cause it sits under a large tree.  I made a patchwork type double sided blanket and made ties at the two top ends and tied it to the swing.  That way when we sat down I could air the leaves off and just flip it to the back of the swing.  Hope that helps.
Oh, I didn't bother with the weatherproofing.  I have issues with hot\cold that wears away at it.  They have lasted already about 4 yrs using regular sheet fabric.
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009 11:26:18 AM »

Maybe try some marine grade fabric? Like what they use to upholster boat seats?

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