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    Maybe instead of sewing the sides together sewing in button holes and using shock cord or am steel loops to keep it together?

    Just thinking out loud and welcoming any thoughts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    I just took one apart. Started with ~25 ft and folded it in half. Did the gather and fold the end trick with a pair of whoopees. The edges keep wandering. It looks like sewing the edges together in the mid section stabilizes the two layers. Leaving most of the length unsewn lessens the fiddle factor as small differences can sort themselves out.
    I considered folding over a piece of ripstop then decided I would ponder the two separate layers that I could use as independent hammocks in a pinch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    Maybe instead of sewing the sides together sewing in button holes and using shock cord or am steel loops to keep it together?

    Just thinking out loud and welcoming any thoughts...
    I'll even add to my own post that I am thinking I could do the button holes and attach the two hammocks with S-biners and possible use those as attachment points for other things...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    If you're going to put a pad in between, make sure the openings you leave are bigger than you think you need. Mine are prolly 2' or more and its a PITA to adjust the pad. If I did it again I'd only sew the two layers together for about 12" in the middle.
    The first one I sewed, the openings were about a foot. That's plenty big. My arms aren't that big and neither is the pad. After wrestling to get the pad in and adjusted, I took a seam ripper to them and made them about 2'.

    I like having them on opposite sides, diagonally from each other. It makes adjusting the pad some much easier for me.

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    Did you use the same material weight for each layer. Does this look floppy without the pad in and does this also help prevent mosquitos from biting when the pad isn't in?

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    Avenger, I was thinking the same thing about the button holes. One every 18" should do you. You could use biners or small buttons.

    Jima, even if the sides weren't attached, it shouldn't look floppy. The pieces are the same length so as soon as you lay in it the two pieces will look as if its one piece.

    As for your bug question, we've had such an odd year up here that bugs haven't been a real issue so I can't answer that. My thought is that it might help, its one more thickness they have to drill through, but how much I don't know.

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    The floppy is in the middle. I'm thinking sew up 2 ft in the middle and see what happens. easier to sew more than rip out. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    The floppy is in the middle. I'm thinking sew up 2 ft in the middle and see what happens. easier to sew more than rip out. ;-)
    I'm not sure I'm following you. Do you mean to sew them together along the edge? The seams would be 2' long centered on the long edges.

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    Here's a thought:

    If you have a long piece of fabric, folded in the "middle" to make a double layer, sew one side and the end, but leave one side almost completely open. Maybe sew down from the edge a foot or so. That leaves the entire side open to adjust your pad. Then, put velcro along the one open side to close it up. Thoughts??

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