Cat Hammock (Kitty condo part 1)

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Happy Sunday-funday! Hope you all had good, well rested, weekend. For those of you who follow me on social media, know that I was supposed to share with you a gluten free nutella recipe on The Ruby Kitchen this week. Well I ran into a couple of problems and decided to work on a different recipe for next week. For now, I’ll share with you how I made this cat hammock. This is another super easy sewing project, that is great for beginners (being one myself). I recommend that you know how to use a sewing machine, but if you don’t have one, it is completely d0able by hand.

This hammock is part of an up-cycled dresser, made into a kitty condo. There will be a follow up post to show you how to make the kitty condo to put this lovely cat hammock in.

Start by cutting two pieces of fabric into a rectangle. You can make this however big you want the hammock to be. Mine was about 30in x 18 in. I also have 4 pieces of webbing cut into 10inch pieces.

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Lay out the fabric so that the print is facing down. If you’re using two pieces of printed fabric, have the print facing each other (inside out).

Fold a pice of webbing in half.

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Place in between the fabric with the loop between the two fabrics.

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Leave a little of the ends of the webbing sticking out over the edge.

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Pin in place. Repeat with all four corners.

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Sew along the edges, leaving enough space to pull the fabric inside out.
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Flip inside out

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Finish sewing the hole by neatly folding the edges in.

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Go back over the ends of the webbing with a zig zag stitch to further support the loops.

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The loops will be placed on hooks, and your cat hammock will be ready for lounging. Stay tuned for part 2!

 

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