Here she is - my first DIY hammock, I'll need to add a midge net (they're brutal here). That's on order.
I gave my self lots of room, I cut the ripstop nylon (coated - would I have been better off using uncoated for the hammock?) to 12'. I'm 6'4" so I needed it!
It's a gathered end, modeled after Knottys video.
I also took onboard his suggestion of rolling in 1/2" grosgrain into the hems while sewing. It really strengthened the sides!
I cut all four corners a little. I shortened them by 3" each in length by 10" in width. Basically I was removing long narrow triangles from each corner. This too seems to have worked well, as the sides are not very floppy.
I have to thank the people of this forum for all of their postings, in the form of video's, pictures and some PM's to a few people who were willing to give advice.
If all goes well, I'll make a tarp too.
I'm new to hammocking and to sewing and I have enjoyed this project.
I've enclose a picture of the stuff sack I made to house the hammock too.
I've made 8 or 10 of those little sacks.
I've come to realize that when you cut the material (using a soldering gun - thanks for that video!) you can fold it to the size you want and re-cut/solder the edges and it'll form a perfect seal, eliminating the need for pins! The sewing is much faster!
Just don't seal off the cord end!