Beach Towel DIY Hammock Is An Ideal Weekend Nap Spot

There are few pleasures as simple and lovely as a swing in a hammock.  Make your own out of a beach towel with these easy DIY hammock instructions.

You deserve a break today!  Why not make your self a resting spot where you can visit nature and escape for some real R&R?  Start with a towel or blanket and before you know it, you will be swinging into slumber with only the birdsongs as your background music.



Design Sponge brings us this easy-to-follow pattern and instructions for making a custom hammock.  With just basic sewing skills, you can pull this together in an afternoon and just in time for a relaxing weekend!



Here are the materials you need to make your DIY Hammock:

  • cotton beach towel/blanket or piece of fabric at least 40″ x 80″
  • scissors
  • pins
  • 1″ leather strapping (if your sewing machine cannot sew leather, nylon or canvas strapping would also work)
  • mid- or heavyweight cotton muslin or canvas (at least 4″ x 40″)
  • rope for hanging hammock (I used this)
  • zip-ties
  • cotton twine

Pop over to Design Sponge for all the instructions.


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