Working on my first two DIY hammocks. I purchased the fabric and am working on the simultaneously. The first one, for myself, is going to be a slightly altered zHammock made out of two 10' 1.1 DWR layers. Slightly altered means that instead of attaching the two layers in the centers of the long ends, I plan to attach them at diagonal corners (sewing about half the long length together, then doing the same on the diagonal side.) I don't know how well it will work, but it makes sense in my head. I feel that this might help to hold the pad at a diagonal.
The second hammock is going to be for my fiance. After I had all of the edges pinned in place to make a rolled hem, I think that it might be 1.9 DWR. I'll have to wait until after I have sewn it to weigh, since it has a lot of pins stuck in it right now. They didn't have the 6 yards of fabric that I wanted to purchase, so I got the 5.75 yards they did have. My fiance's about 5'2" so I figure that the 8.25' long hammock will be sufficient.
Since I don't expect to have access to a sewing machine until spring break (another week), this is all that I can do at the moment. I've got the thread and the bobbin loaded... just waiting. The anticipation is killing me!
I do have some scraps of the 1.1 oz left over. I think that I might be able to make them into a set of hammock tubes, or perhaps a stuff sack. I'll have to measure them and see what I've got. Maybe this'll keep me busy for a day or two. I certainly hope so!
I figured that I would keep this thread updated as I go along, sort of a journal of my experience. Any suggestions/comments are welcome!