This is a very simple (and cheap:) string, that my former
high-school teacher taught me to make. I don't know
who “invented” it, but in his honor I call
it the Appu-sling. All it requires is a little rope,
about 1.5m (5 feet). I would recommend using a rope
that's about 5 mm thick (0.2 inches).
start off, make the first arch (like the one on the
picture) in the middle of the rope. The longer you make
the arch, the longer the pouch will be. There is no
need to be 100% accurate.
You make the second arch with the right side of the
comes the tricky part: Take the rope from the second
arch and let it go above and around the first arch and
all the way through the second arch.
take the same rope, all the way through the first arch.
It has to “cross” itself (look at the picture).
Take the second arch and the rope next to it, and hold
tight (the three ropes at the bottom), while you pull
the rope you just lead through the first arch. It should
make a nice little knot.
turn everything around, and do the same on the other
now the pouch should look something like this:
you just take one of the ends and make a small circle
for your finger to hold on to. You can also make a small
knot on the other end, if you like, but I prefer not
finished result. (This is actually my very first sling
in the picture!) I'm from Greenland, and don't speak
english as my first language, but I hope you found it
understandable and useful.