How to Make a Canvas Hammock

30 Jun

This is another quick project which takes little time to make.  All you need is roughly 200cm by 150cm wide of canvas or other strong material.  And approximately 12mm diameter by 6 meter standard builders nylon rope, which wont rot.  oh, and two trees between four and five meters apart.

Pin the shorter ends folding in the raw edge leaving 3cm-4cm between the fold and the stitching for your rope to be pushed through.

Sew the seam.

Repeat for the other side.

I seamed each side twice with straight stitch and once through the middle with zigzag, for added strength, as the little ones and friends like to swing FAST AND HIGH.

Thread the nylon rope through each side and gather the material in the middle.

Find two trees close enough together and tie around a strong branch or the trunk.

Get the biggest in the house to lie in it to test the hammocks height off the ground and adjust if necessary and to your preference.

Lie down again and reach for a good book, alternatively grab the nearest toddler for a test flight, or a sleep…maybe?

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6 Responses to “How to Make a Canvas Hammock”

  1. Dreamz Happen Quiltz June 30, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    You’re the BEST! Exactly what my neice was lookin’ for! Now I want one too!!

    • diannajessie July 1, 2011 at 7:11 am #

      Thank you:) It is such an easy sewing project everyone could do it:)

  2. Magpie June 30, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    Great tutorial! I am filled with envy – we don’t have the necessary trees for this 😦

    • diannajessie July 1, 2011 at 7:11 am #

      Oops – sorry:( One tree might be enough if you are willing to put in a post for the other side.

      • Magpie July 2, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

        I might just have to do that! (Or, rather, delegate it to the husband – he’s much better with holes and concrete than I am)

  3. Rosemary Rush July 4, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    Dides, Have a look at a blog site called http://www.freemotionquilting.blogspot.com. .It is mouthwatering!!
    Love MOM.

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