• Hometalker
  • Meyersdale, PA
Asked on Mar 16, 2018

How can I replace the fabric on the bottom of my 3-seat porch swing?



Due to weather the fabric has ripped. I don't want to disassemble the metal parts of the swing. Last year I replaced the top shade covering and made new cushions for the swing but I'm at a loss to know how to fix this problem.

4 answers
    • Joanne
      on Mar 17, 2018

      Thanks, Janet. If I get ambitious to the point of taking it apart, this will work.
  • Jcraw
    on Mar 16, 2018

    I confess to being lazy and simplistic. depending on how your swing is constructed. I’d get a couple of pieces of foamcore from the dollar store. I’d secure them lengthwise as needed with duct tape, likely adding a few pieces of wood, like shims, to restrict their movement. Get some fabric and staple/glue it to one side. Attach to underside of your swing with metal screws or glue or numerous zip ties, or colorful cord.
  • Fiddledd224
    on Mar 16, 2018

    You can cut the existing fabric off and use it as a pattern for a new one, but I am concerned about how you are going to put it back on the swing without taking it apart since the only way I know of is to hand sew--- and that doesn't sound safe. The reason I say this is because you'd need to use such tiny hand stitches to connect the pieces to make it strong that I think you'd need a sewing machine. Which means you would need to take the bottom section apart so you can slide the finished fabric back onto the swing.
  • Emily
    on Mar 16, 2018

    can you post a picture of your swing?
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