A DIY hanging chair can add a lot of personality to a space for much less than it would cost to buy a similar chair from the store. However, there are a few key factors to consider. For starters, some chairs will take a long time to make and you want to make sure your project turns out to be a comfy and stylish addition.
These tutorials will teach you how to make a hanging chair with as little fuss as possible. Many of them will also show you how to properly secure the chair so that you know it's safe. Take your time to read through all the instructions and proceed with some level of caution.
Keep scrolling for various fabric hammock chair designs, swing chairs, porch swings, and more.
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Craft This Hammock in an Afternoon
This DIY hammock chair was thoughtfully designed by A Crafty Mix and includes some rich blues, a fringe accent, and a coordinating pillow. The accompanying tutorial is easy to follow with minimal steps. Check it out if you want to see how it's done.
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Knot Together a Macrame Hanging Chair
Before you tackle this hanging chair DIY, you might want to practice some basic macrame knots first. Once you're confident, go ahead and check out this tutorial from The Sorry Girls. Follow the instructions closely and be sure to use the recommended rope. This attention to detail will ensure the end result is perfect!
DIY Hanging Macrame Chair from The Sorry Girls
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Knit This Cocoon Swinging Chair Pattern
If you like knitting, you'll love getting emersed in this cocoon hanging seat pattern from Craft Passion. As a bonus, the chair will work great in reading nooks or bedrooms without taking up any floor space. Keep in mind that this was designed with young children in mind, so you may not want to have adults sitting in here unless the yarn is extra durable and tightly knit.
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A Hanging Lounge Chair for the Whole Family
Sometimes macrame and knitting can be too weak to withstand heavy usage. However, this fabric hanging chair from the Merry Thought should be as durable as hanging chairs you'd buy in the store. Visit their tutorial for step-by-step instructions and important tips to follow.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Sew a Hammock Chair Small Enough for a Child
Not all hammocks are created equal, and some will stand the test of time better than others. This fabric hammock chair tutorial is expertly put together with clear pictures and even clearer instructions. The design is small in scale so the swing would work well for a child, and the selected fabric is thick and durable. You can customize your size if you want a floppier looking chair that will fit larger adults.
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Convert a Headboard into a Porch Swing
This hanging chair design repurposes an old headboard for the main components of the swing. As is, this works well as a porch swing. However, you could also use a small twin bed frame and create an indoor swinging chair for one person, too.
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Build a Swinging Chair from Scratch
If you are a fan of woodworking, consider trying to build a porch swing from scratch. This tutorial gets in-depth with how-tos and diagrams of the porch plans, so it's easy to follow for beginners. For more advanced woodworkers, consider altering the plans to fit your space and needs.
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Try Out This Simple Hammock Chair
This hammock chair tutorial only requires four supplies, so it's incredibly simple to put together. You'll need to have very basic sewing skills, but other than that, the design is very straightforward. Visit Life Sew Savory for more information.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Reuse Some Old Pallets for This Swing Bed
Instead of a hanging chair, sometimes it makes more sense to make a hanging bed depending on the materials you have on hand. This tutorial reuses old pallets to create the swinging bed you see here. Remember to wash your pallets thoroughly before using them in furniture projects.
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Make a Porch Swing with Old Pallets
Pallet wood has so many uses. This tutorial turns old pallets into a piece of furniture that is half hanging porch swing and half hanging bed. Head on over to Grillo Designs for free plans to make one for your porch or yard.
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Create a Swing for Indoor or Outdoor Use
Hanging chairs don't need to be complicated. Keep it simple with a basic tree swing design. Hang the swing in a tree to stay traditional, or you can hang the swing indoors for a whimsical addition to your decor. Make sure you drill into a ceiling stud if you're going to hang any of these chair designs inside.
DIY Rustic Rope Tree Swing from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
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Craft a Modern Hammock with Clean Lines
This hanging chair design from The Chronicles of Home was inspired by a designer chair that cost nearly $3,000 to purchase. Once this blogger saw the price tag, she was motivated to make it for less and created a similar chair for under $100. The chair is fashioned with vinyl fabric so it would work well indoors or outdoors. Head on over to her site for more information and for access to the full tutorial.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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Learn How to Hang a Swing from the Ceiling
This swing tutorial is great because it shows you how to make this wooden swing from scratch, but it also shows you how to hang it from the ceiling correctly. As mentioned earlier, the most important part when making a hanging chair at home is to install it correctly. Check out their tutorial and get inspired by how they styled their indoor swing in their living room.