A good hammock is a pleasure to crawl into on a beautiful day and just relax with a book or a nap, or simply to daydream. Hammocks can be pretty pricey, especially fabric ones. I think fabric hammocks are more comfortable than a tied rope one if you’re going to stay in it for a while.
Now you can make your own fabric hammock which will not only make it much more affordable, but it also gives you the choice of fabric and color. The hammock in this project uses a large beach towel which worked well because it was pretty sturdy. You might want to use two towels instead of just one to ensure that it holds up over time, and to give a little more feeling of security while lying in it! If you choose fabric, it should be at least 40″ by 80″ with a tight weave.
- Fabric or towel
- 1″ leather, nylon or canvas strapping
- mid- or heavyweight cotton muslin or canvas (at least 4″ x 40″)
- Zip ties
- Cotton twine
- Rope for hanging the hammock
Kate Pruitt at Design Sponge put the full tutorial for this hammock on her blog. Image and Project source: Design Sponge