Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wooden Swing Tutorial

Ok this one is mine but it was similar lol

I was browsing playroom ideas a few weeks back and came acroos this adorable swing. So here's how you can make your own. Im not pricing stuff out bc it really depends on where you go and if you buy the exact amount or extra.
Ok first off, this can go indoors or out. If you use it outside you will want to use outdoor fabric and pressure treated wood. Or just dont leave it outside for extended periods. If you are hanging it inside you need to have your anchor bolt securely in a support beam.

1" wooden dowels 16" long (4)
1 yard of sturdy canvas, decorators fabric or outdoor fabric. The thicker the better
Sewing machine
5/16" nylon rope(2-10' pieces)
rope clamp
steel ring

First you will cut your fabric.
main "seat/sides" piece is 14'x36"
Back piece is 14"x11"
Front piece is 6"x11"

Pieces of fabric

fold 11" sides of the front and back pieces over 1/4" and iron. fold over another 1/4" and iron. pin and hem. then stitch over each piece again.
Fold the 36" sides of the seat piece in 1/4" and iron. Repeat.

Before you sew these down you will pin the front and back pieces centered under the folded edges.Wrong side of the front and back against the wrong side of the seat piece. Pin in place and straight stitch twice across each long side.

Fold the front and back piece out and iron. Straight stitch twice over these sections.

\Fold each raw edge in 1/4" and iron. Then fold each edge in another 2" and iron

You now have this. Stitch at least twice over each size close to the edge of the hem. I sew right on the edge of the hem then about 1/4 in from there. You now have pockets to slide the dowels into.

Set aside.

Take your 4 dowels and drill a hole 1" from the end on each side

Burn the ends of the 2 10' piece of rope and slide through the steel ring so you have 4-5' pieces hanging down.

Using the hammer secure the rope clamp under the ring to keep the ropes from sliding.

Slide dowels into pockets of seat. You will want the sides to be resting on top of the front/back dowels.

Thread ropes through pre-drilled holes and tie a stopper knot at the bottom of each rope.

You can sew a small 11x11 ish pilow to go in the swing. Clip a caribiner at the top of the steel ring and hang it up. All done!!!