I just finished a DYI hammock using Knotty's instructions and recommendations. By the way, Thanks a ton Knotty. This made it nice to be able to see this tutorial. Also I'm 5' 8" tall 195 lbs.
Anyway, I had three yards of ripstop nylon that is 60 in wide and just used that with a hem of about 1 in on each side and the channel on the ends about 1 1/2 in. That leaves the hammock pretty long. I'm wondering if I had cut it down in length if that would be better and if it would lay a little better.
I am new to hammocking and DIY so any help and input is greatly appreciated.