Sides of Hammock...rolled hems or bias tape?
I'm just about the start cutting into the mountain of fabric I've imported for my hammock projects.
I feel a mixture of :D and :scared:
On the hammock sides, I see a lot of folks do rolled hems of varying widths...is bias tape also popular? I see it pre-folded at the fabric stores here, and it looks rather professional, also in different widths. I bought some to play with in the machine and it makes really nice edges, more steady-looking than my rolled hem for sure ;)
However, I do plan on sewing on zippered bug netting in the near future, if not immediately, so perhaps the bias-taped edges would be too thick and interfere with sewing on the zippers?
Packeagle's response got me to thinking.
On the HH two dissimilar fabrics, with different yarns, weaves, and stretch characteristics are joined. Having a bias tape reinforcement is probably a good idea in such a situation.
If the edge of the hammock you sew, er, inject is a simple edge with no net attachment I bet that the rolled hem would be just fine. Of course, if I was the fabricator I would use bias tape too (Disclosure: I am a "Heavy Hanger").
with no real-world experience in sewing a hammock!