This tutorial will show you how to make a pair of Flat Corner Hammocks with Fringe! I'll list example sizes below, but you can make them bigger or smaller with a few tweaks. (Try to ignore my poor, abused table, it's just used as a cutting mat a lot.)
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-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
- One 12" square, cut diagonal
- Two 12" x 6" rectangles
- One 12" square, cut diagonal
-Six 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.
Cut your materials, and then get one triangle of the solid fleece, one triangle of the print, and one of your solid rectangles. You can use your print or a different solid color for your fringe too of course, if you'd prefer.
Tip: Make sure the rectangle pieces stretch lengthwise, or your fringe will stretch. You want the stretch to be parallel with the long side.
Line up your triangles on top of each other, with right sides facing together. Trim the edges like shown. This makes it easier to put the hanging tabs in.
Pick up your top triangle and set it aside. Lay your rectangle across the bottom triangle like shown.
Tip: If you want the fringe to face outward when completed, make sure the rectangle's right side faces away from the solid triangle.
Fold the rectangle up, like shown. This is so you can sew around the triangle without it getting in the way on the sides. Make sure not to overlap at the top also when you fold it, you want to have the folded edges about an inch from the top.
Here's where the edges are folded up to, since it's hard to tell in the above picture.
Place your top triangle back on top and line it up, making sure the right side is facing down. You can clip or pin the top to make sure the middle layer will stay in place.
I'm way too clumsy to use pointy pins, so I use hair clips, and they work great!
Sew all the way around, leaving a hole about 1.5" to flip everything. After you flip it, sew the hole closed with a tight stitch. Don't forget to add the tabs in the corners, and make sure you don't leave the opening on the side with the fringe.
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.
Cut your fringe to your desired thickness, with a rotary blade or scissors. I try to make mine about 1" wide.
Repeat steps 1-7 with the remaining fleece to make the other hammock.
Didn't get a completed picture of the ones I used in the tutorial, so pictured below is a larger set of these in the same print(14" instead of 12").
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!