This kids-size hammock chair is simple and easy to make. It is re-written with permission from Heavenly Hammocks.


  • 170cm x 120cm Strong Canvas
  • 90cm x 3cm Wooden Dowel
  • 3/8" Wood Drill Bit
  • 5m Braided Polypropylene or Paracord Rope
  • 1 Decorative Pillow
  • 1 Sewing Machine
  • 1 Electric Drill
  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 Lighter


  1. Cut canvas to 170x120cm.
  2. Place the canvas down horizontally - 170cm wide. Measure 30cm in from the top right and left corners. Draw a line down to the bottom corners, forming triangles. Cut these triangles off.
  3. Hem the diagonal sides. Fold over by 2cm twice, pin them down, then hem them.
  4. Hem the horizontal (parallel) sides. Do it by 2cm, folded twice, as the previous step.
  5. With the diagonal sides, fold them in by 16cm and pin it down. Stitch it down securely. This will form a tunnel that you can pass a rope through. Sewing is now complete.
  6. In your dowel, drill 2 holes in both ends of the wood. That's a total of 4 holes. Holes should be approximately 5cm and 10cm in from the ends.
  7. Thread the rope through the wood, tying it off above the wood, then moving downwards, pass it through your canvas tunnel, then back up towards the wood, tying off the rope again before threading through the wood. Now you've done one side. Do the symmetrical opposite for the other side.
  8. Melt the ends of your rope if it's frayed from cutting.
  9. Tie a knot at the top of your hammock rope, leaving a small loop. Attach a carabiner to the loop.
  10. Add a decorative pillow.

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    • 03 Aug 2016
      4:32 am

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  • A great project for Hubby – especially with the warmer weather on the way!


  • Great for Dad’s to make and spend some quality time with children. I know my children would absolutely love playing on they’re ipads while laying on this hammock.


  • A lovely, relaxing spot for the kids; thanks for sharing.


  • Looks like a great book to snuggle up and read in.


  • The photo looks terrific. Great job. Thanks


  • Looks lovely !


  • Wow this looks awesome. Task for the weekend i think!


  • my little boys would love this! Might have to get hubby onto making it!


  • I am in love with how comfy it looks. I think i have a future project on my hands. Thanks for the great idea.

    • It does look comfy. I hope it is easy to make.


  • You could put a screw hook into a beam in the roof. Otherwise a rope tired to a verandah beam or tree.


  • Looks so comfortable. But I’m lost as to how to hang it. Did I miss this point? Do I need to put a hole in my ceiling to hang it?


  • this looks cool but maybe a little hard for me, might get hubby to figure something out, kids would love an indoor hammock.


  • Hammock’s are heaven,thanks for the article!


  • Everyone loves a hammock. Good idea. Thanks for the information


  • Thanks for this hammock project – love a good hammock! :)


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