DIY Comfy Hammock Chair

This DIY hammock chair is the perfect place to relax.  Where do you want to hang yours?  Out on the porch or patio?  A kid’s bedroom?  The rec room or basement?  Or maybe a tree?  My kids have been begging for one to hang in their rooms.  Christmas is coming…  Thanks to So You Think You’re Crafty for the idea.

*Tutorial by Wendy @ Crafty Goodies for her win of the Sunshine challenge of season 11*
When we were emailed the list of themes for this season “Sunshine” was the one I was crossing my fingers that I’d make it to. It was the only theme that I knew immediately what I wanted to do, so needless to say I am beyond excited that you all liked it too!
This will involve a trip to the hardware and fabric stores so here’s what you’re after:
*nylon cording
–I used 3 bags of 50 foot 5/16th rope
2 in. diameter wooden dowel
*A Carabiner Hook
**both of these are weight based so think ahead to how
much weight you will have in your swing and buy accordingly!!!
2 yds of Fabric for the swing
1 yd of co-ordinating fabric for the cushions
**I used a heavy Duck Cloth for both that was 45 inches wide
Measure and cut your fabric.
Open up the fabric so you can see the whole piece. Fold it back over itself so you have a piece that measures 45 x 36. To cut the swing piece measure from the cut edge back toward the fold–you’re going to need every bit of those extra six inches at the fold!!!
Cut a double layer of the swing fabric to measure 45 inches long by 33 inches wide,with right sides together, set aside for a few minutes.
Use the extra strip of fabric to make the tabs for the side of the swing.
Cut 14 pieces, each measuring 6 inches long by 3 inches tall.
Sew all of the tab pieces.
Fold the fabric in half, right sides together, so you have a piece that is now 6 inches long by 1.5 inches wide. Sew the tab closed along the 6 inch side using a 1/4 inch seam.
**I double sewed all of my seams, if you have a serger just run it through there!
Turn the tab right side out and fold in half matching up the cut ends.
Your piece should now be 3 inches by 1.25 inches.
swing tabs
For the full instructions visit So You Think You’re Crafty.

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