I won Dutch's DIY Hammock Giveaway. I received my new sewing machine today! With the remainder on the Amazon gift card, I ordered a paperback copy of Derek's Ultimate Hang book.
In typical fashion, the shipment from Dutch arrived 2 days after the contest closed. I've been sitting on my box of goodies for two weeks now, waiting for the sewing machine. I also bought 8 yards of Argon Sil to make my first tarp. As the instructions said, PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN! So I will be using this thread to document my DIY journey. I have never touched a sewing machine before, so I'm going to be starting from zero.
Stay tuned here for updates, and be prepared to offer me unsolicited advice. With sewing, I'm at the part where I don't know the QUESTIONS I need to ask, let alone the ANSWERS. So if you see me doing something stupid, or if you have a better way, please let me know!
I'm very excited to be starting this project. My first stitch ever will happen this weekend.