my diy hammock

June 14, 2011

happy monday, dear friends! i told you i was going to make a hammock this weekend (remember?), and i did! it turned out great and i’ve been enjoying it all weekend. here’s how i did it!

my diy hammock

for the most part, i just followed these great instructions from outside mom.  i had two yards of this striped linen fabric, so first i hemmed each of the long sides. then i hemmed each of the short sides by first folding over a 1/2 inch and pressing, then folding over again about 3 inches to create a sleeve for my rope to go through (see picture below).

my diy hammock

i used a tight zig zag stitch with heavy duty polyester thread to make sure the seams were really strong. i then threaded some rope through each end that i found in my mister’s tool box (hehe) and tied a secure not to each of my posts.  you could also do this around a branch or a tree trunk.

my diy hammock

isn’t it lovely? it’s super sturdy and comfy, just right for an afternoon cup of tea and a good book. :)


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  • Dore | June 26, 2011

    I love this!! This is going to make my summer that much better. Thanks~ :)

  • I love this idea! I’m going to do it for my dorm room! Thank you!!

  • Bonnie this is such a cute idea!!, I have been cleaning up my yard to make it more “bug-free” so I can happily lay in a hammock like this….my property is like a forest…which is beautiful but full of pesky creatures I don’t care for *_^. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Meli

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