I love to recycle and this spring decided I needed some new cushions for the porch swing and the backyard swing. I wanted something durable yet easy to clean. I had huge tote full of old jeans that I had recycled and would use for sewing projects.
First I measured the seat and back of the swings and one is much larger than the other. I started cutting out 4 1/2″ squares from t he denim. I then layed out a pattern of sorts on my quilting wall.
Then I started pinning, piecing and pressing.
I stitched two of these together on three sides, inserted batting, and sewed up by the hand the fourth long side. The final project has six layers of batting in it and makes for a very comfortable pad in the swing on the front porch.