Gqgeek81 - Sorry you're struggling with the sewing. My instructions were meant to show how to build a hammock but I figured showing people how to sew was best left to others.
FWIW, I just fold as I go, about 8 to 12" at a time. No pinning. The hem doesn't need to be perfect.
Knotty my frustration was simply remembering all the guys that had never sewn before commenting how easy it was to make their first hammock. I knew I wasn't holding my mouth just right I just couldn't figure out why. Once I got it there was nothing to it.