I had 22 feet of the $1/yd walmart sylnylon (I think) material - it is waterproof and breathable but is not ripstop. Feels more like nylon than polyster.
I cut it in half then followed the just jeff directions for folding and whipping the ends:
I didn't have the edges hemmed yet as I just wanted to try it. I'll take it apart and have them hemmed later this week.
Here is a pic of the whipping:
Here is a pic of the hammock hanging from the supporting beam in my basement with a 26" insult mat in it - note the excessive flaps on both sides - how do i get rid of them?
The hammock material is 60" wide. It is much more comfortable when I'm on my side than either my claytor or clark. If i lay on my side on the diagonal, my head rest comfortably against the side of the hammock eliminating the need for a pillow, and my knees are straight enough that i don't need a pillow between them to be comfortable.
Because i don't sew, making a bug net might be as expensive as just buying one. does anyone have a bliss cocoon bugnet?
does it just fit over the entire hammock?
I'm also thinking of having a zipper sewn to each side and then having a zipper sewn to each side of the material i have left and attaching it as a weather sheild with its own ridgline - I'm thinking that would raise the sides of the hammock and eliminate the overhanging flaps.
BTW it took longer to write this description than it took to make the hammock.