Originally Posted by southpawx3
i don't remember how long i cut the nylon but i think it was around 10' total. Its plenty long for me and 60" wide but you shouldnt need more than 6" of material for the bend. I tied it loosely and got the folds where I wanted them then just worked the webbing tight leaving about an inch of material plus the hem coming thru the webbing. once you put some weight on it it will tighten down the rest of the way. Don't put off starting your hammock - you will be surprised how easily you can get it done!
Thanks again, Southpaw. I have to get my sewing machine working first. I had my first sewing lesson last week with HC, but my machine was NOT cooperative at all. I'm going to take it in for repair or adjustment sometime soon, I hope, depending on finances(
). So you hang yours with webbing? My plan is to use 3.8mm spyderline to attach to the hammock with ring buckle supports. I'm pretty sure that would work as well. I still have to figure a definite length for my hammock, but am buying 60" ripstop, so that should be plenty wide enough, eventhought I do prefer a wider hammock.