Originally Posted by mcvincnt
So I made my first gathered end and have tried whipping it several times to eliminate the floppy sides. Then I read some more of this post and saw the shockcord side idea. I plan to do that on my current one rather than redo the ends again. Someone may have posted on this and I missed it but I am wondering if anyone has tried cutting/hemming the end channels in a curve then whip it straight across? The idea would be to have more fabric length in the middle than the edges. If anyone has tried it how much of difference from the edge to the center have they tried?
A pic of my current DIY hammock is attached. Fabric is nylon from JoAnn's. It is single layer and not ripstop. The whipping is gutted 330 paracord, I made the woopie slings with 1/8 Amsteel, and the ASR is 7/64 Amsteel I got from a PIF.
McV, Check out my pics in my gallery, I actually shortened centerline and edges by channelling on a set of 2 curves, then gathered thru the channels. Only pulled back about 1.5", got a pretty flat and wonderfully comfortable lay.... still did the shock cord adjustors so I could tweak based on what I had in the 'mock with me, but I plan on duplicating for my son's hammock. I might talk myself into pulling back on asym corners however, to force the diagonal lay....