Originally Posted by The_Hairy_Yak
First, the plan:
(4x of each, assume materials purchased from QO)
- gathered end hammock out of 3.75 yards brown 1.9 ripstop
- 2x 10' 1" polypro med weight straps
- 2x whoopies and 1x "whoopied" ridge line from 40' am steel 7/64"
If you can sew a straight line, you can make the hammocks. Fold over 3" on the ends and run a triple row of stitches.
I have been using polyprop straps and I keep having trouble with mine stretching. Others have not had any trouble. You might want to consider poly webbing, but if you already have the polypro, use what you have. You can always make new straps later if you have too much stretching issues. I have found 10' to be a good length for straps.
Have fun making gear!