Originally Posted by JohnSawyer
I could never make a living sewing hammocks!
I know what you mean. I changed my project from a gathered end to a sewn channel end with 3 rows of stitching on each side and made the channel to narrow. I spent half the day yesterday becoming a professional stitch ripper... so glad I did it with gray thread on black. Oh my eyes...
I had it wrapped like a bun and didn't like it. This is much better
Originally Posted by hangNyak
I think sometimes these projects can get more complicated than they really need to be. When I set out to diy my hammock, integrating the bugnet got very confusing. Everyone seemed to have a pattern or some kind of math involved. When it came down to building it, I decided to make it very simple. After hemming, I sewed the zipper the entire length of one side. I then sewed tieouts to each side and installed the ridgeline temporarily. I set up the hammock, staked out the tieouts with shockcord and threw the entire amount of noseeum over the hammock. I then began pinning it in place where I wanted it. Once I was happy, I simply cut the bugnet, leaving about 1/2" all the way around, to make sure I had room for stretch. I took it all down, removed the ridgeline and whipping, and sewed it up. It was way easier than I could have imagined. What I was worried about, was really nothing to worry about at all. Here is the a link to it.
Your hammock is really nice, well done and simple. Your tie outs are great, see... now I'm gonna have to rip my off and re-due them.
For me, I do all this research trying to save money and avoid doing it twice and eh..., well I guess I'm just some old fart still trying. I should have learned long ago, leave it to the pros. I worked most of the day on it today, re-channeled and added hoods with shock cord. I need zippers now. BTW, your nickname in here is not the same guy that hiked the AT I saw on the discovery channel is it?
Underside - With the extra material as Cinnamon suggested. I haven't sat in it yet. Here's what it looked liked. Sort of looks like a little pouch. I'll get a photo of it hanging when it's light and looked really cool.
This is turned inside out. I added a tiny piece of Grossgrain where all the triangle meets up with the material. We'll see