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How to make a Honeycomb/Tiered Hammock.

Posted by Summer Wright on

This tutorial will show you how to make a Honeycomb Hammock(also called a Tiered Hammock).

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Supplies needed:

-Sewing Machine(here's the one I use)
-Rotary Cutter or Scissors
*Fabric pen or chalk to mark cut lines
*Pins or clips
*C-Links to hang items

*Optional supplies


Fabric Needed:

Fleece Solids:

  • One 8" Square
  • One 10" Square
  • One 12" Square

-Fleece Prints:

  • One 8" Square
  • One 10" Square
  • One 12" Square

-Four 1" x 4" fleece strips for hanging tabs


If you don't know which side of fleece is the 'right' side, hold the fabric so it stretches across, then pull slightly. The edges of the fabric will curl towards the 'wrong' side.

Step One:

First, cut and gather your fleece. The smallest squares will be the top layer, the medium ones will be your middle layer, and the large ones will be the bottom layer. Pair the prints and solids together, making sure the right sides are facing each other.


 

Step two:

Grab your smallest squares and trim the corners off. This is where you'll insert your tabs. I find it easiest to keep the tabs lined up if the corners are trimmed like this.

 

Step three:

Sew around the piece, making sure to insert hanging tabs at each corner. Leave an opening to flip it.

To make the tabs: Fold your strips in half to make them loops, then line up the open ends with the edge of where you're sewing.

 

Step four:

Flip your top piece right-side out, then fold the edges in around the opening and sew closed.

 

Step five:

Sew around your middle and bottom layers(no tabs needed on these), making sure to leave an opening on each to flip them. Before you flip them though, be sure to trim any excess fleece around the edges. This will make it easier to sew your 3 layers together in the final steps.

 

Step six:

After you flip each piece and sew the openings closed, you'll have your layers finished. Now all that's left is to sew them all together!

 

Step seven:

Lay your bottom layer down and place the middle layer on top of it like pictured. You'll be sewing the sides of the middle layer to the corners of the bottom layer. Line up the center of each side to the corners and sew them together, one at a time.

Tip: You may need to adjust your tension down a bit when sewing multiple layers together like this, or you risk breaking a needle.

 

Step eight:

Once you have the bottom and middle layers sewn together, it should look like this.


 

Step nine:

Lay your top layer on top and sew it to the middle layer the same way as in Step 7, and then you're done!





I hope this tutorial helped! Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it, or if you have any additional questions! If you'd like to purchase one of these instead, you can get them here.

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