I have an el-cheapo Sleeping Bag from Walmart that has a busted zipper, I'd like to turn it into an UQ.
I'll be putting it on a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe Zip.
I can do some Hand Stitching, but I do not know how to use a Sewing Machine, so that limits my options. (My wife owns one, but other than a few GS Patches, It has never seen much action.)
Here's my Plan, tell me if this sounds workable.
Open the Sleeping Bag Up
Sew Grosgrain Loops onto the Foot and Head of the Sleeping Bag every few inches. (Similar to the 4th pic at the following link : http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86090 )
Some sort of drawstring/elastic something will be threaded thru those grosgrain loops, allowing me to tighten it up around the head and foot of the hammock. (Suggestions wanted)
I'll sew some larger Grosgrain Loops to the 4 corners, and use that to attach the Sleeping bag to the main line of the Hammock. Not sure what I'll use to attach it, but something simple like Bungee Cords would be ideal.
I realize that this will be a limited use item. It's not going to keep me toasty in sub freezing temps or anything... But as a Cub Scout Leader in NC, I'll probably very rarely be going out in sub freezing temps anyway. Also, no backpacking, so weight and compactability are not huge issues for me. I'm going for Cheap and Easy.
The one thing I'm not certain about is how much more complicated this will make it to get in or out of the Hammock.