Welcome to the forum.
Be careful now that you have a sewing machine. I never really sewn anything before I got one out last summer. It started with some stuff sacks. Now I have done hammocks, bugnets, hammock socks, pillows, snake skins, and soon a tarp. It can get really out of hand. But that is the good part.
Make sure to post pics of your projects. Also if your free this weekend, try to make the Mt Rogers campout.
Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".