There are different ways to end a zipper on an integrated bug net.
As far as I can tell one of the most popular is just to end them on each side under the cover triangle but I wanted to try something different and don’t like the floppy triangles.
This how I did it on the last hammock I made.
Everything was sewn to the hammock but in the foot end I also sewed the zipper to the triangle across the hammock but in two layers for the last 6” or so.
You can see the shape of the cuts I made on the picture. All ends are sealed with heat ( a lighter) but do not over do it because then it will be very difficult to add sliders to the zipper. On this hammock I have 4 sliders all added after the sewing was done.
The key thing for this to work is both the seams holding the two zipper together has to very close to the edge of the zipper otherwise you will not be able to put the sliders on. The reason for this there has to be room between the two zippers for the slider and a bit for maneuvering.
A question that could be asked: Wont the zippers split when they are not sewn across? No. You have two zippers in that area so its twice as strong as any of the sides. You can split them if you really want to but it’s not like to happen by accident.
You can remove the bug net if you want to but it’s still not a substitute for a open end zipper and it never will be.
It is a YKK #3 coil zipper.
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