Originally Posted by blackbishop351
I'd be really wary of sewing at all in the weight-bearing part of a hammock body. I know some have tried it successfully, but others have had catastrophic failures too. I think if I were to try it, I'd probably go with fairly narrow strips on both sides, like the ENO idea. That way most of the weight would be on solid material.
An ENO style hammock is kinda what I had in mind. Anyone know how wide the side sections are on an ENO? I would say start with 60" wide fabric and maybe add a 1-1.5 of material on both sides. A flat felled seam would probably be your strongest seam.