In the summer, is there anything better than lying in a hammock? You can read her story here. She has taken so many giant steps that she has now made a hammock aka, sex swing for her and her husband to use. She figured out how to make this swing by looking at pictures and a video that advertises sex swings. She studied, took notes, and replayed the video, over and over, and she has made something amazing. I considered adding this in as a comment on this post , but this is such an awesome project that it deserves to be on its own.
Thank you, belovedalways, for sharing your DIY adventures with us here! Scroll down through the comments section to see pics of a swing built using these instructions with a few changes, which are noted along with the pictures.
This should prevent all fraying AND it had the extra benefit of making it easy to slide the straps into the cambuckles. On to the swing— 1 The first thing I did was to lay out my canvas on the dining table.
I sewed completely around the perimeter of the velcro to make sure it would be as strong as possible. Measuring from the fold, I marked In other words, it will help me center the canvas on the straps. I put that first strap right at the left edge of the canvas and pinned it.
I then put sharpie marks on the edges of the canvas where the inside edge of the strap underneath was which was an inch in as my straps are an inch wide. From that line, I measured to the right 9. Then from the farthest right mark on the canvas, I again measured over 9.
I again sewed the complete perimeter of where the strap and the canvas touched. I snugged the base strap right up to where I cut up by the manufacturer sewing on the cambuckle strap piece. The two pieces overlap the complete 4 inches or so and I pinned them together.
Then I sewed using a zig-zag stitch 3X around the perimeter of the 4 inches. AND I then sewed the center of the perimeter. I figure THIS bit will have the most strain on it so I wanted to make sure that there was absolutely no way that it could come unsewn. Word to the wise—make sure your cambuckle releases will be facing the correct direction—which is OUT when they are lifted up.
Check every single one before you sew the snot out of it because it will be horrible to try to pull that stitching out should you get it wrong. Pin them all, then check them all. Check again to be sure. Then sew them all. The back of the strap after being sewn. You slide it in from the bottom of the cambuckle, not the top.
Then I also cut the fabric where the stitching had been giving me 2 cushions and 2 open ended covers. Pull the cushions from the fabric.
Or from the open end to the closed end on one side of the fabric On the larger cushion, you again sew it on both of the long edges, but you stop about 3 inches from the already closed end. Another word to the wise—be careful to keep the fabric away from where you are sewing the velcro on.
Replace the cushions and zig-zag the open ends shut leaving a raw edge. These two raw edges will face each other on the swing and will not be seen. You may certainly do it nicer if you wish. I sewed an S-hook which I had removed earlier from a cambuckle strap on 2 of the pieces by sliding it on, folding the strap over a bit and zig-zag stitching it in place.
That will be the top piece that hangs from the O-ring for each foot strap. They each kind of look like a dog leash-flat on one end and a loop on the other. I sewed the stirrup piece onto either side of the loop. I then followed the same instructions above for the cambuckle-removed the S-hook and sewed the buckle onto each 4. I will properly sew up the end of the pillow so it looks nice since the other end is zippered.
I bought a twin bed-sized piece of foam a couple of years ago and will be cutting up that to use. All images by belovedalways Are you new to The Forgiven Wife? Start here to learn more about the journey to healthy sexual intimacy in your marriage.
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