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    I actually cut my raw fabric on one end on a diagonal. This creates for me an area that my feet fall into for a flatter lay. It's my way of not having to whip and rewip the end to create that sweet spot.

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    Excellent. What was the difference in length between the sides?
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    Seamed gathered Ends

    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Nothing new here but thought some might find it useful to see step by step pictures on how to make a gathered end hammock. Use 3-4 yards of material, depending on how tall you are. I'm 6'2" and started with 11'6" of 1.9oz ripstop from Speer.

    The whipping method comes from the Warbonnet hammocks and I learned it from others on the forum. I've changed the ridgeline a bit. On a Warbonnet it runs thru the whipped hammock ends. I wanted the ridgeline to be removable so I could play with different lengths. Mine is just a line of 2.2mm Zing-It (or is it Lash-It?) with eye splices at each end thru which the suspension gets run. Suspension is 7/64" Amsteel Blue.

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    I have tried it this way and I like it the best and it looks nicer. Go with it. Oh, when putting a webbing in to hold up the new hammock use a large piece of pipe and gather it up that way and slid the webbing down it pull the pipe out and then just pull it togther and us a beaner for it and done.
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    matmore74, if you're going to use a suspension through the end channel approach, then you need to modify the build instructions. My instructions create a knob of material at the ends and all that material takes your weight, so the end channel sewing isn't critical. When doing what you're suggesting you need to beef up the stitching with additional rows. Poorly constructed end channels have failed.
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    Kudos to Knotty for the detailed instructions and follow up with those asking questions. Ron, you are a real tribute to the type of members here. Major props to you.
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    Great instructions - I have made three (1 with the stretch sides) for a friend and his kids!
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    Quick question: If I wanted to run my suspension through my end channels (ENO style), how much seam allowance do you think I should leave on each end to triple stitch it and be able to run my suspension through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampant View Post
    Quick question: If I wanted to run my suspension through my end channels (ENO style), how much seam allowance do you think I should leave on each end to triple stitch it and be able to run my suspension through?
    I leave a 4 1/2" seam allowance. I fold over 3" and then fold another 1 1/2" leaving a 1 1/2" hem with the fabric doubled up for stress and wear.

  9. #299
    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Nothing new here but thought some might find it useful to see step by step pictures on how to make a gathered end hammock. Use 3-4 yards of material, depending on how tall you are. I'm 6'2" and started with 11'6" of 1.9oz ripstop from Speer.

    The whipping method comes from the Warbonnet hammocks and I learned it from others on the forum. I've changed the ridgeline a bit. On a Warbonnet it runs thru the whipped hammock ends. I wanted the ridgeline to be removable so I could play with different lengths. Mine is just a line of 2.2mm Zing-It (or is it Lash-It?) with eye splices at each end thru which the suspension gets run. Suspension is 7/64" Amsteel Blue.

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    http://picasaweb.google.com/ron.mehr...eat=directlink


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    Im 5' 8" and like a bit of extra room. Would 4 yards be too much? I want to make my own like the one you show for winter and use my WBBB for all other seasons. Also I want to make my own summer tarp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutdoorJunkie1992 View Post
    Im 5' 8" and like a bit of extra room. Would 4 yards be too much? I want to make my own like the one you show for winter and use my WBBB for all other seasons. Also I want to make my own summer tarp.
    I am also 5'-8" and find an 11' finished length is great. I don't feel that additional length adds much comfort for me, but does become too long to work well with some of the "standard" length tarps, bug nets, etc.

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