I have a screened-in porch that we use all summer. It’s my favorite place to be when the weather is warm. We eat, relax and entertain on our porch. Over the years, I’ve collected an assortment of wicker chairs, white and brown, old and even-older! (I personally like the patina of old, chipped paint).
The seat cushions are another matter. Fabrics fade and wear out. Looking for a cost-effective solution to covering several seats, I decided on re-purposing blue jeans. They’re inexpensive at Goodwill and will wear like iron.
Denim skirts and jeans in larger sizes provide more fabric. Look for styles with interesting pockets, buttons and trim.
I cut open the back seam of a skirt and laid it on the cushion. Make sure the button placket is centered. In order for the back of the cushion to be covered, I had to sew extra, scrap pieces of denim to the sides.
Fold the sides toward the bottom. With heavy-duty thread, sew the two pieces together.
Finish by wrapping the front and back ends like you would a gift package. Secure with needle and thread.
Voila! My vintage chair has a new seat cover. Denim goes perfectly with white wicker and summer parties and should look good for years to come.