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    My First DIY hammock

    After many hours with a second rate sewing machine and then finally a ancient singer machine I finished my first hammock. I realize that my sewing really needs help but I am pretty proud that I actually finished it and it didn't tear. It is 1.9 oz calendered rip stop. The dimensions are around 10' long and around 60" wide (go figure that is what everybody recommends so why not) So here it is nothing fancy.
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    Senior Member ganon414's Avatar
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    Congrats samwise...lookin good! Doesn't it feel good to finish up a DIY? I hope you're pleased with it. It's hard to stop after just one. Happy hangin!

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    Congratulations on completing the alpha version of your hammock. Now to make your tarp and add on accoutrements.

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    Congrats on the DIY.

    A little concerned about the lateral stitching in the hammock material near the ends weakening the fabric. Can I ask why it's there?
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    well done matey, give it a week or so and hammock number 2 will be on the go lol... keep up the good work

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    Welcome to the dark side of DIY..... You'll be hooked in no time.

    Hammock looks great.

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    It looks very nice and neat! Awesome for your first DIY project with an ornery thread injector!
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