Originally Posted by cadam106
Ok Im 6'1" 230# wide shoulders. Ive had a DN for a year now and have made up my mind that I need a longer hammock So with that I just ordered one of the crinkle taffeta tableclothes 90"x156" and was wondering what size to cut it down to. I know that I dont want it to be shorter than 11' but not sure on the width, I like the width on my DN. So whats your fav. length and width? Im up for any ideas.
My DIY is 126" in length and I am quite happy with that. here is a suggestion for you. Whip the ends without sewing an end channel. One end do at the end like you would normally, then whip it at 132" (11 feet) and see how you like it. Think you might like it a little longer, unwhip it and whip it again a little futher down. When you find your length that you are the most comfortable with, sew your end channels. I would also suggest considering an adjustable ridge line so you can adjust the ridge line along with the length of the hammock. Kill two birds with one stone. The link below will take you to the video that will show you how. Good luck.