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DIY hammock: master class

The author of the article will tell you about all the stages of creating a cotton hammock, which will help you spend your summer comfortably.

I decided to make a hammock from 100% white cotton fabric – any other color will fade over the summer, and it’s disgusting to lie on synthetics in the heat.

How to make a hammock yourself

  • The basis
  • Finishing
  • With a stick and rope

The basis

I cut out a canvas 172 x 195 cm, folded it in half along its length and sewn it on the side (the line is best done with a linen seam, or at least double for strength). It turned out a pipe 85 x 195 cm.Then I turned the pipe so that the seam was inside, and folded it so that the seam looked into the ground. The edges of the pipe (where the head and legs will be) were turned inward by 5 cm, but they have not yet become edged. It turned out a double canvas 85 x 185 cm.

Finishing

A hammock should be not only comfortable, but also beautiful. She put the fabric aside and sat down to knit lace. Whoever owns the crochet will choose a scheme for himself according to his strength and taste. Those who do not own will buy ready-made products in the store. I got these waves.

DIY hammock: master class

I made two strips 15 x 185 cm and sewed them on both sides. In this case, lace plays a double role: it decorates the hammock and strengthens its edges.

DIY hammock: master class

For greater strength, I laid a rope inside the “pipe”, close to the edges, leaving “tails” 20 cm each outside – I will then tie them to a wooden frame. To prevent the rope from running along the insides of the hammock, I made a rut for her, as for an elastic band on her panties. You can make the most ordinary seam for the track, but I have a machine with ideas, and I have the opportunity to embroider.



With a stick and rope

Hammock woods can be made from shovel cuttings: saw off the desired length (in my case, it is 90 cm) and drill holes for the ropes. Whoever mastered the macrame technique will be able to weave something unique, but I have not advanced further than a primitive pigtail.

DIY hammock: master class

You can do quite elementary – buy a standard hammock and replace the state-owned canvas with your own.

Now you need to attach the canvas to the wooden frame. After some thought, I decided to make loops from a wide and durable nylon tape matched to the color of the fabric. I cut 12 strips of 30 cm each, folded in half and distributed on the pieces of wood 6 loops on each side.

DIY hammock: master class

She took the canvas of the hammock. Remember we left the edges unstitched where the head and legs would be? Here we fill in the free ends of the loops, apply them, then sew them several times on a typewriter.

DIY hammock: master class

The last effort: we take the tails of the rope laid inside the hammock and fasten it to the pieces of wood with a double knot. published by econet.ru

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