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    The best stitch!

    Hi everyone, Im a newbie here, but wanted to reach out and use this great resource! Thanks for having me.

    I am looking to begin making some camping/travel hammocks at home (cottage-style?), and trying to decide the most appropriate stitch for taffeta nylon. I see many "chain" stitches out there, ENO is one popular user-I believe, and some others. My concern with it though is that if it snags it could all unravel easily? Has anyone had experience with this? I see other companies that are popular who claim to use an interlock stitch, which I think is primarily used for clothes, but was curious of its efficacy.

    Im looking to make some solid hammocks and really would appreciate some insight into the best stitching for wrinkle taffeta nylon material ( I think thats what it is), basically the same stuff as what I see ENO using. Chain the best? Strong? Interlock?

    Any feedback is much appreciated, guys.

    Thank you in advance!


    Brian

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    I think the general consensus is use a straight stitch with good thread like Gutterman thread and a properly tensioned machine.
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    Welcome to hammock Forums.

    All hammocks and gear that I am aware of are made with a standard straight lock stitch which is the normal stitch that virtually all modern sewing machines make (other than some specialty commercial machines and sergers).

    I don't know where you think you "see many "chain" stitches out there", but trust me, you don't.

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