I finally made my first hammock for my daughter so we can hang together. The first picture is just her in the hammock
The second image was taken with her grandmother so you could see how small the hammock really is with an adult beside it.
I used $1 1.9 ripstop from walmart and some 3mm (I think) climbing rope from our local outfitter. Simply sewed the seams, whipped it, added the support lines and she was very happy with it.
Even though it was a small project, I feel very comfortable with whipping, sewing, etc. I learned a ton throughout the project.
Thanks for everyones advice and information, this site is wonderful!