So, my fabric came in the other day and I'm getting ready to start my first DIY hammock! Excited and nervous, I'm trying to be real cool and level-headed about the whole thing. Now I was planning on just doing a basic rectangle, rolled edged hammock, but I read somewhere on the forum about how individuals were cutting theirs into parallelograms and so on. I wanted to make a tried and true hammock that was based on the Blackbird - which I thought was squared. I haven't really found any patterns to make sure my hammock will be comfortable and roomy. I'm 5'10"-5'11" and weight about 235. I have the 1.9 oz apple green Ripstop that can hold 250 pds.
Can point me to where I can look at some common, tried and true patterns?
I also would like to make sure that my two tie outs are correct, I was planning on putting them in the middle. I'm planning on first making the hammock and two tieouts, then adding netting.
Thanks for any help.