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    Lightbulb Pleat foot box

    Idea with inspiration from my latest project.
    It will require edge binding if not on all the foot side then at least 5-6 past the foot box area (C) in both directions.
    In my latest project I made the pleats 1cm (3/8) 5cm (2) apart.
    I cant tell you how big you should make it or where to place it because its about preference.
    Example:
    You want 16cm more material for the feet and 1cm pleats. Then A should be 16 cm and you have to make 8 pleats. A pleat uses 2x material.
    From experience I would start approx 4 before my feet and work up towards the middle of the hammock with 2 apart.
    The fabric sides has to be hemmed because of strength at the seams. You can test it without the edge binding but you have to be careful not to overload the edge. Lets say you want a tight edge (not floppy) then reduce measurement A with 1-2 pleat.
    pleats foot box.png Pleats.png


    This picture is from another project but it shows the result.
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    This begs the question wold adding a corresponding head box be worth pursuing ? Good idea on the pleats. Do you mind if I try it out on my next DIY hammock?
    Last edited by geneaut; 07-14-2015 at 13:01.

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    Seems like a great idea. Did you finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneaut View Post
    This begs the question wold adding a corresponding head box be worth pursuing ? Good idea on the pleats. Do you mind if I try it out on my next DIY hammock?
    Please go-ahead.
    Please take pictures and measurements’ and share them here so everybody can benefit from them.

    Quote Originally Posted by heywoodja View Post
    Seems like a great idea. Did you finish?
    For my part it was only an idea I wanted to share not a ongoing project.
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