I'm trying to make my first DIY double layer hammock based off Knotty's directions and I can't get past the first foot or two of pinning the edge so I can sew it. I've done this with cotton canvas before so I understand the concept but I can't for the life of me get the fabric to cooperate. I'm ready to throw something or start tearing my hair out.
I starting by trying to draw a line down the edges 1" in. I used a fabric pencil to begin with but it doesn't want to rub off on the fabric unless I press really had at which point the fabric looks almost damaged.
I switched to a sharpie which works fine if a bit messy.
Next I'm trying to go back and fold the edge over half the distance to my line and then again so it meets the line, but the fabric is so thin you can't feel if you've got it folded in half and I keep looking back and realizing all I've managed to do is fold the very edge over so it meets the black line.
When I do get it folded right and pin it the pins don't really get a good hold on the thin fabric and the springiness of the fabric is unrolling the pins right back out.
Knotty's thread sure makes the project sound easy and hemming the edge seems to be an afterthought. Why on earth am I having so much trouble with this???