I started and finished my first project with my new sewing machine (its really about 25yrs old but new to me!) last night. It was a humble bug net setup for a very simple hammock I just made (its dumb how simple this was but if you want, directions are at http://backpacking.weebly.com/myog-projects.html) The finished product works with a stuff sack style closure at each end with a barrel lock and a long seam to makethe cloth into a cylinder. Thats it. Simplicity at its best.