So far, my hammocks have all had gathered ends. It's been nice to play with pleats so that the sides will be a little tighter than the bottom. Simply pull the ends out a little more before cinching the gathered end.

Now I'm intereste in sewing a channel into my next hammock, thinking it'll be easier to sew an integrated bug net into a sewn channel than gathered end.

My question is, does anyone modify the end channel to improve the "lay" of a hammock. I'm questioning if I should cut an arc in the end before sewing the channel. If that is unnecessary, though, I'd rather not waste my time....

Any feedback on this would be much appreciated.