How Do I Make a Cover for My Metal Porch Swing?

I would like ideas on how to replace or remake the cover to the swing on my double metal porch swing set. It once had a plastic "webbing" type cover stitched to its frame, but this rotted away. I want to keep it simple and inexpensive.


By Kathy from IL

May 12, 20100 found this helpful

Go to Home Depot Or Lowe's or store where plastic outdoor blinds are sold. Drape over frame and secure. I have had mine on for over 3 years in all types of weather and it has held up well. I just hose it off when it needs cleaning and it was very inexpensive.

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May 12, 20100 found this helpful

I've never purchased "outdoor" fabric like canvas etc. I do know it is and can be very expensive.

Here's what I would do:

Measure the set to see what I need i.e. how many yards of material and thread and zipper or buttons etc.

Watch for sales at all the fabric stores in my area including Walmart. Get a little at a time on sale/coupon as I can afford it.

When I've collected all the materials, begin sewing together a new cover that is removable by zipper or buttons so it can be washed when dirty and removed during the off season.

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May 14, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks for the feedback. How would I secure the outdoor blinds? Thanks, Kathy

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June 13, 20150 found this helpful

I have a three seat outdoor swing and I replaced my canopy with a full size fitted sheet. When one wears out or sun rots, I buy a new full size fitted sheet and replace it in what ever pattern or color I like.

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