Pin the tabs into place.
|This is after it’s been sewn and flipped, but shows the space between the tabs!|
With the ends together, loop them around and through themselves to from a knot at the base of each piece. Use a flame to melt the ends of the rope ends.
Tuck the other end of the rope under the knot, but over the tab and pull until taught.
Push the knot down onto the tab so that the fabric ends up on top of the knot.
Add the crossbar.
Measure in on the dowel 7 inches from each end and add a small screw. This will keep the rope from sliding in on the pole.
Add the rope loops onto the pole starting at the top and working your way down. Do this for both sides of the swing.
Hang the swing.
Cut one last piece of rope 10 feet in length.
Fold it in half, and then half again so that you are holding one loop and the two tails.
Slide the carabiner onto the folded rope and tie a knot around it, securing it in place.
|Yeah, it’s different rope, that was the “trial and error” part–not enough nylon rope the first go around!|
Separate the two looped ends and tie a knot into each one leaving the loop big enough to slip over the end of the dowel but not too big that it slides right over the gathered ropes already on the crossbar.