Mazel Tov, Hooch my friend. You have satisfied the first requirement of a DIY hammocker, Super Secret Sub-Society of HF. It happens that HC4U is the Grand Vizar of SSSS-HF. He'll be by just after he gets off of work to teach you the Super Secret Sub Society Sewing Song you sing under your breath as you make additional hammocks. That was the problem with the stitching all along...you didn't know the helpful incantations. But like boot camp, you got to get through the first one.
welcome to the SSSS-HF