Swing in Style: Crafting Your Own DIY Hammock Chair

There's something truly magical about relaxing in a hammock, swaying gently in the breeze, and feeling all your worries melt away. But what if you could bring that feeling indoors or to your backyard with a hammock chair? Hammock chairs are not only comfortable and stylish but also surprisingly easy to make. In this blog, we'll guide you through the steps to create your very own hammock chair, turning your space into a cozy retreat.

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Materials You'll Need

Before you embark on your hammock chair-making journey, make sure you have all the necessary materials and tools at hand. Here's what you'll need:

  1. A piece of durable fabric (canvas or outdoor fabric works well).
  2. A wooden dowel or branch for the top bar.
  3. Rope or strong cord (nylon or cotton).
  4. Sewing machine or a strong needle and thread.
  5. Scissors.
  6. Measuring tape.
  7. Drill (if using a wooden dowel).
  8. Hooks or anchors (for hanging your chair).

Step 1: Measure and Cut the Fabric

Start by measuring and cutting your fabric. You'll need two rectangular pieces, one for the seat and one for the backrest. The size of these pieces will depend on your preference and the available space, but a common size for the seat is around 24 inches by 48 inches, while the backrest can be 24 inches by 30 inches.

Step 2: Sew the Fabric

Fold the fabric pieces in half lengthwise with the right sides facing each other. Sew the sides and the bottom edge, leaving the top edge open. Reinforce the seams for added durability, especially if you plan to use your hammock chair frequently.

Step 3: Create the Top Bar

If you're using a wooden dowel or branch, drill a hole on each end for hanging. Make sure the holes are big enough to thread your rope through. Sand the dowel or branch to smooth any rough edges.

Step 4: Attach the Rope

Cut four lengths of rope, each about 3-4 feet long. Thread each piece of rope through the holes in your top bar and tie a secure knot, creating a loop for hanging.

Step 5: Hang Your Chair

Determine where you want to hang your hammock chair and install the hooks or anchors securely in the ceiling or on a sturdy tree branch. Make sure the hooks are at a distance that allows your chair to hang comfortably.

Step 6: Assemble Your Hammock Chair

Attach the loops of rope on your top bar to the hooks or anchors. Adjust the height of your chair to your desired level by tying knots in the ropes. Make sure your chair is level and secure before use.

Step 7: Relax and Enjoy!

Your hammock chair is now ready for you to enjoy! Add some cushions or a throw blanket for extra comfort and style. Whether you place it indoors in a cozy reading nook or hang it outdoors in your garden, your handmade hammock chair will become your favourite spot to unwind.


Crafting your own hammock chair is a rewarding and budget-friendly project that adds both comfort and charm to your living space. With just a few materials and some creativity, you can create a relaxing oasis where you can escape the stresses of everyday life. So, why wait? Follow these steps, make your hammock chair, and start enjoying the blissful sway of your very own handmade retreat. Happy crafting!

P.S Don't forget your Smart Ropes