Hammock Your Summer

I wanted to surprise my fiance with a hammock for when he goes camping this summer. And NO, I am NOT going camping with him. Too many spiders. Besides, it's a boys trip. With this hammock, he is going to be the envy of every guy going because not only will the others not have one, I am betting that none of their wives/girlfriends are making one for them! This girl knows how to keep a man!!!!

You need:

3 yards of canvas or home decor-type fabric that is 60" wide.

5 yards of 1 inch webbing strap

matching thread

2 climbing carabiners metal clips

Fold over the raw edges and sew a hem.

Fold each end over 5 inches and pin.

Along these two 5 inch folds you need to sew straight lines lengthwise. The first line should be 1 1/2 inches down from the fold. Sew several lines, about 7-10 to reinforce it.

First cut the webbing into four pieces: two pieces about 2 feet long. For the long tree straps, cut the rest of webbing directly in half.

Next, you need to fold over each end to create loops and sew an X and a box in each strap to reinforce it.

When you're ready to enjoy, thread the 2-foot straps into the 1 1/2" channel at each end of the hammock. Next, thread the tree straps through each end. Use your metal carabiner clips to secure everything to the tree.

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