This weekend, take some time to escape from the business and stress of your daily grind and make a hammock and lay around in it.
Watch the video and print out this snazzy PDF. Now get to it! You’re going to need a few other materials to create this project:
- 3 1/2 Yards of durable fabric. (less if you’re shorter than me – I’m 6’1″)
- Rope that is rated to hold humans. Climbing rope or that kind of strapping that’s used to tie down stuff on the back of pickup trucks. Use better judgment than I did. Clothesline is not an option! (My butt still hurts!)
- Sewing machine and thread.
Make a double folded hem for the sides and a tube at the top and the bottom. Go ahead and customize it if you like. On one of the hammocks I made for a friend, I added pockets!
Make sure to take photos and upload them to flickr and put them in the Etsy in Action flickr pool.
Safety: As you can see in the video, you do this project at your own risk. In retrospect, I wish I had used better rope rated for holding up humans and also had my hammock closer to the ground so I wouldn’t have fallen so far! I’m going to go get some climbing rope or strapping to avoid hurting myself again. (I bruised my butt!)
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