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Your Baby Will Love This DIY Indoor Swing

Don't let the rain get you down.

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Isn't it just the worst when rain ruins your park plans?

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It truly is.

This DIY child swing can hang inside your home and be enjoyed by your little one in any kind of weather.

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To get started, you're going to need a few things:

Pillow

Heavy-duty fabric

Thread

Sewing machine

Scissors

Rope

4 wooden dowels

Saw

Pull-up bar

Carabiners

1. You'll need six pieces of fabric. Two should be three times the length of the pillow.

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2. Two should be one-and-a-half times the length of the pillow.

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The fabric will be just a bit longer than the pillow on all sides.

3. And another two pieces should be three times thinner than the pillow.

So, divide the length of the pillow by three and that should be the width.
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So, divide the length of the pillow by three and that should be the width.

4. Once you've cut out your pieces, sew the matching pairs together.

This will add reinforcement to the swing.
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This will add reinforcement to the swing.

5. Lay out the longest piece. Then, lay the other two pieces across the middle, across from each other, and sew. Then, fold each outer edge in and sew.

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6. Saw the dowel into four pieces. Each should be a few inches longer than the pillow. Drill holes on both sides of each dowel.

Make sure your drill bit is thick enough that the rope will be able to fit through the hole.
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Make sure your drill bit is thick enough that the rope will be able to fit through the hole.

7. Slide the dowels through each fold so they intersect at the holes.

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8. Slide the rope through the dowels where they intersect and make a knot thicker than the hole.

There will be two pieces of rope. Each should be about the length of the door so the swing can sit around adult hip level.
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There will be two pieces of rope. Each should be about the length of the door so the swing can sit around adult hip level.

9. At the halfway mark of each piece of rope, make a knot so you have a loop.

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10. Hang the pull up bar and use carabiners to link the ropes to the bar.

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11. Add pillows — and a baby — and you're ready to go!

And please note: the swing can only safely hold up to 50 pounds.
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And please note: the swing can only safely hold up to 50 pounds.

Absolutely precious!

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