If laying in a backyard hammock is summer laziness at its finest, then surely making your own justifies its use.Hammocks come in a number of materials, so select your hammock style based on how you plan to use it. Popular net-style hammock materials include nylon rope and paracord; fabric hammocks can be made from nylon, canvas, taffeta and even bed sheets.
To make a hammock using only nylon rope and a twin bedsheet, you’ll first want to create a secure spot on the end so you can hang it with a rope. Tie a loop into your rope, leaving a 4-inch tail. Fold over one of the short ends of the sheet to around 8 inches. At about 2 inches from the newly folded edge, gather the fabric from both sides until both sides meet in the middle. Now wrap the cord where your hand holds the fabric together by threading the end of the cord through the loop. Cinch the loop down and tightly wrap the rope around the hammock a few times, tying the ends together in a strong knot. This creates a loop through which to thread the rope that will hang the hammock. Do this to the other end of the bedsheet and now your hammock is ready to hang.
Double dare: Make your hammock with duct tape.