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Sewing a sling for a porch swing. DONE!

Posted by nicole__ (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 17:00

Note: I posted this in the Trash to Treasure forum, but it's really a sewing project.

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I got a FREE swing off CL. People throw them away when the seat falls apart.

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Here's the sling seat I made:

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Then I took old couch cushions, cut the foam into 4" slabs, glued them together with 3M spray glue...and covered the cushions with Sunbrella fabric($7.95 a yd). I used "Meander" for the cushions & "Dimone Flame" for the pillows: (

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RE: Sewing a sling for a porch swing. DONE!

Oh my! I could take a nap in that....beautiful!

RE: Sewing a sling for a porch swing. DONE!

So well done! That's amazing how you brought the swing back to life. It looks comfortable & the fabrics are beautiful. I could just imagine myself there... iced lemonade would taste real nice sitting in that swing : )

RE: Sewing a sling for a porch swing. DONE!

Excellent job. We got rid of ours this year,had it for a number of years and i had already replaced the top several years ago.The fabric on the seat still had some life left in it,also sunbrella,but because we live close to the ocean the frame had rusted and one of the legs broke off part of the way.So yesterday i salvaged part of the seat fabric and recovered a cushion on a bench we have on the front porch.I'm all for recycling whenever i can.

You got a good buy on your fabric,when i bought mine several years ago i paid 14.99 a yard,and that's the going price around here ,unless you have a coupon and joann's is having a sale.Although they never have the color/pattern i'm looking for,so i go to an upholstery outlet.

RE: Sewing a sling for a porch swing. DONE!

Thanks for all the nice compliments!

My Dh has fallen asleep in it a few times. :0)

The fabric price was only GREAT because it was an online purchase.

I made an additional neckroll pillow, so there's a pair. I used the poly on the outside of those 2 seat cushions to stuff the pillows. I used velcro on the ends of those also.

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RE: Sewing a sling for a porch swing. DONE!

Great job! It looks fantastic.

RE: Sewing a sling for a porch swing. DONE!

You really did a great job on this "Reborn" swing. You should be proud of your work. I think the previous owner may want it back hahaha.

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