Does anyone have examples/instructions for making a square tarp?
I know that may sound silly, but read onÖI have very little experience with DIY sewing projects, but Iím trying to do more.
Iím interested in making an 8x8 square tarp because I canít seem to find anyone who makes them. The idea is that I can hang it in diamond formation over my hammock and in various shapes as needed when I sleep on the ground. I want to keep things as simple as possible but I also want to make it right.
My issues have to do with the ridgeline/seam. If I join two rectangles with a seam running lengthwise down the middle, this seam will be running from left to right, asymmetrically, when I hang the tarp in a diamond formation. Will this be a problem for putting too much stress on that seam?
Instead, should I join two triangles so the seam is a long ridgeline in diamond formation? But, if I then use this same tarp in an A-frame formation on the ground, I have a similar issue with the seam running cross-wise (again, asymmetrically) across the tarp. And, this would be more complicated in my opinion.
Or, does it simply not matter how I form the square tarp?
Any help or examples would be greatly appreciated!