It all started with a stuffed gorilla from the thrift store!
Step 1: The Gorilla
My boys (Damien and Jigsaw, named after the Omen and Saw!), they used to have a store-bought monkey hammock and they REALLY killed it. So I cut the final straps off of the old monkey so that I could use them to secure their new gorilla.
First steps: Just wash the stuffed animal gently in your washing machine and when that is done, toss it in your dryer and put it on low heat or air dry/line dry for a long time.
Next, decide where you want the entrance point to be, cut it open and take out all the stuffing. Save it for another project!