Day 2. 90% done, 85% success.
So I finished the cover, per my mental design... Ran into a few mechanical issues with my piece of um... well... It's a Brother sewing machine.. Need I say more?
Anyway, I cut a square out of each corner to go around the hammock suspension and finished them with 3/8" grosgrain. I was worried about making the grosgrain turn the corner, but I pulled the fabric straight, and it worked better than I expected.
I added some 1/16" (or smaller?) elastic cord to the long channels, reinforced the corners with grosgrain, cut the ends, rolled a hem and added 3/8" grosgrain to the back side.
Sew on some velcro on the corners and:
It fits pretty well, with one exception. Because a bridge hammock sags in the middle, if I tighten the perimeter elastic, it causes the cover to lift, as opposed to tuck under like I wanted. In retrospect, this makes sense, as the hammock body is an hourglass shape.
So in a side breeze, the cover might lift and flop. I'm thinking I either add a bra hook on each side, centered on the hammock, or a small square of velcro...
More pics this weekend when I get out to the So-Cal hang in Big Bear.