Making Cushion For Porch Swing

I have a new wooden porch swing and I'd like to make my own cushion for it. I sew but I don't know what fabric would hold up in the outdoor weather. It's underneath my porch, but I'm afraid the moisture might ruin it. I need some ideas.


Vickie from Earle, Arkansas

October 11, 20080 found this helpful

It should be that any of your local fabric stores will carry indoor/outdoor upholstry fabric designed nicely for outdoor uses. Alternatively, any heavy cotton based fabric should be good, such as cotton duck or denim. During winter months I would advise not leaving your cushions outside, or at the very least, use furniture covers over all your outside patio ware.

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October 11, 20080 found this helpful

Spray them with scotch guard to help repel any water that gets on them.

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October 15, 20080 found this helpful

I have used the plastic table clothes. You can find them at any discount stores.

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May 10, 20100 found this helpful

I have often thought that terry cloth would work real well, plus being extremely washable. I would see if I could find beach towels in a size that would work, they are colorful, plus washable. Then use a quilt batt for the stuffing, you would join them together just like when making a quilt.

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