I'm a very pragmatic type person, and I tend to find simple, cheap, and clever uses to the problems I come across. Very rarely do I come up with these ideas (like the furoshiki
Instructables I put together a while back) and this is no exception. I've seen slings like this in the past where they actually charge money for them but I'm too indignant to buy what I can make easily and enjoy it. I did, however, come up with the source of the material...a very classy 1980's couch whose covering was pretty much on par with rhino hide.
So, if you've got a couch you just need to get rid of but are looking to get some more use out of it....well, this 'ible is for you.
The only things you'll need are
sturdy needle (sail needle is best)
strong thread (I used <1mm window blind cord)
about 12'-14' of rope (this will be different for you depending on how wide and long the material from the couch is); I also recommend 3/8" nylon as it make a more comfortable handle
oh...and an old couch.