I have read everything I can find and acquired some materials. I plan to work on this over this coming weekend.
I have gathered most of my inspiration from the following instructions:
I am of course doing synthetic instead of down, so I will have to make some adjustments. Here is my materials list, with project costs and initial quilt measurements:
I have never sewn before, but I am going to get a crash course tonight from my Mom when I pick up her sewing machine.
I have a few questions:
1) Hem...what type? I have read about simple rolled hems, french hems, etc. I want the cleanest look I can achieve. My plan is to hem all but the top or bottom, insert the Climashield, and hem the last edge. What should my strategy be here?
2) Creating channels for shock cord at top/bottom. What is the best way to go about this?
3) I am 5'6", 160lbs. Side sleeper on the ground, but making the transition to a hammock. My brief testing of laying in a hammock, I was less married to laying on my side and was equally as comfortable laying somewhat straight, or crooked. Is the length of 70", and shoulder width of 48" and footbox width of 38" seem reasonable?
Any other advice, guidance, etc?
Thanks so much, love this forum. My addiction to camping, to UL backpacking, to DIY, to hammock camping is continuing to grow. I may need to seek help.