So, my DIY hammock experiance has been a disaster so far:
- The company who I ordered my fabric from took 5 weeks to ship;
- I have set fire to my hand twice, using a small blow-torch to seal the ends of my webbing (I think it was leaking lighter fluid);
- I have broken or bent three sewing machine needles;
- I have taken apart and put back together the bobbin section of my sewing machine countless times due to broken thread (100% polyester);
- Ran out of thread.
So I'm taking a break. All I've really managed to do is hem the edges of my ripstop. The trouble really started when I started working with webbing. Anyone got any tips for sewing that stuff?
I think I'm also going to try and find some thinner thread. I think that's part of the reason my machine keeps getting stuck.