Child's Folding Sling Chair with Headrest

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 06/04/2017 - 17:41

We made this sling chair for our 2 year-old grandson, Cedric.  As you can see, he loves relaxing in it as he 'reads' his books. My husband made the frame and I made the sling. I also added a headrest, made from the same fabric as the sling backing with an appliqued starfish and stuffed with a bit of polyeser fiberfill I had on hand.  The frame was made from select pine and was sealed with clear outdoor varnish. I made the sling and headrest with indoor/outdoor canvas from JoAnn Fabrics so they can be easily cleaned and will hold up to outdoor use. Fabrics are P/K Lifestyles Outdoor Fabric Stars Collide Nautical (front) and Solarium Outdoor Canvas Fiera Marinem Outdoor Canvas Fiera Marine (backing).  Since they are 54 inches wide, I have enough fabric left to make slings for two more chairs.  Now, I just have to talk my husband into making more frames! 

Estimated Cost
$20
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Select Pine
Finish Used
Clear outdoor varnish
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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