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    Making a Hammock

    ok...

    I bought some material, and i want to make a hammock....I have read multiple posts on here, and I really cant find the ne i need or want.....

    I want to make a super simple hammock then possibly add a bug net to it....

    Any ideas, plaes to go ( internet ) or help??

    THanks guys...

    Jerry

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    Go to the DIY forum, and look for the "Gathered End Hammock" sticky, this will open your mind to many different techniques!
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    +1 on Knotty's design. It's really easy to make too as it's pretty much just straight sewing and takes about an hour to make. Looking forward to seeing what you make. Good luck.

    Fronkey

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    look at www.mydiygear.com for a pattern for a bug net by Papasmurf.

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    Just Jeff's also has a good tutorial. The most comfortable one I've made yet was one with folded together ends and a bridge sewn in to make way for a zipper to run completely around the edge of the hammock.

    My bad, it was HC4U's tutorial that I used to make that hammock. The fold and the sewn in ends made for a zipped in bug net if you like. All three that JohnSawyer lists are great tutorials though.
    Last edited by mountain_man_mike; 06-20-2011 at 16:23.

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    Here are several I've made over the last year based on Knotty's , HC4U's, and 1022's instructions.

    I never operated a sewing machine before last year... it's not as hard as it looks, it just takes patience.



    If I can do it, anybody can! Definitely start with Knotty's instructions. If you don't like how it lays, look at HC4U's design. You can make it without the bugnet.

    John
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