Double Wide Hammock Cushion Tutorial

Categories: Summer, Outdoor

It’s almost impossible to relax in a rope hammock!  Make your time spent outside more relaxing with a cushiony mat.  This easy to make project will turn your rope hammock into a comfy outdoor bed.  NuFoam is perfect for outdoor use!


What you need to make this project

Two NuFoam Pads 27" x 76" x 2"
Two Person Rope Hammock
Outdoor Fabric: 5 Yards, 60 inches wide
NuFoam Pads 10" x 26"
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Step One

I used two different fabrics, one for the front and one for the back.  The top piece is an outdoor fabric with a flamingo pattern on it.  The bottom piece is a canvas like outdoor fabric in a solid color.  Each piece was approximately 2.5 yards long and 60 inches wide.

Step Two

Place the fabric with the right sides facing each other, and pin three of the edges.  Sew the edges, like you would with a pillowcase.

Step Three

Flip the fabric inside out. You have a giant pillowcase!



Step Four

Place the two pieces of NuFoam side by side and slide one end into the open end of the case.  This part is easier if you have a partner help you.  Grab the ends of the fabric and pull up to slide the foam into the fabric case.  Since the case is about an inch or two wider than the NuFoam Pads, the foam slides in fairly easily.



Step Five

Fold in the open ends and pin them together.  Sew the open end closed.


Step Six

I used some excess fabric with smaller NuFoam Pads to make little decorative pillows to add to the hammock mat.



Step Seven

Place the mat on top of your rope hammock.  Here’s a before and after so you can see how much more attractive AND safer the hammock is now!