Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Seam allowance?

  1. #1
    Bic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Minnesota!
    Hammock
    Any Bridge Hammock
    Tarp
    Big Daddy or OMW
    Insulation
    Burrow & Phoenix
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,720

    Seam allowance?

    So I'm finishing up my plans for a TQ and UQ but I'm having trouble understanding why I'm seeing people talk about a 2" and 1" seam allowance? I googled it and I just don't understand why people are having such a big allowance.... Please help me understand.

  2. #2
    Are they talking about both sides? Or they could be talking about rolled hems or other large hems like felled and french.

  3. #3
    Boothill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    The Beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota
    Hammock
    WARBONNET 1.1 DOUBLE, DIY BRIDGE
    Tarp
    DIY ARGON CAMO/BMJ
    Insulation
    DIY DOWN TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    STRAPS/BUCKLES
    Posts
    1,342
    alot of the fabrics people use on here are pretty slippery, the more seam allowance you have sometimes makes dealing with these fabrics a little easier i'm guessing

    boot
    The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. ~Bill Watterson

    4th Annual Black Hills Hang, Aug. 20-23 2015

  4. #4
    Fronkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grass Valley, Ca
    Hammock
    DIY "The Crippler"
    Tarp
    "Cuben Refugee"
    Insulation
    DIY "The Ex-gf"
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    5,293
    You would rather have too much, than too little. You can always cut it down.

    Fronkey

  5. #5
    Bic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Minnesota!
    Hammock
    Any Bridge Hammock
    Tarp
    Big Daddy or OMW
    Insulation
    Burrow & Phoenix
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,720
    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    You would rather have too much, than too little. You can always cut it down.

    Fronkey
    Duh! That makes me feel dumb of course you can cut it down... I always miss the obvious answer! Thanks for the help guys!

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    alabama
    Hammock
    HH Expedition, DIY
    Tarp
    Maccat Deluxe
    Insulation
    DIY TQ, UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    271
    Images
    53
    Like stated better to much than too little, but it also matters if your doing rolled hems, and or making channels for cord also.
    "truth is uncontainable, and inexpressible. It neither is nor is not.
    This unformulated principle is the foundation of the different systems of all the sages."
    Diamond Sutra

  7. #7
    New Member HoosierDon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Martinsville, IN
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Cheap Camo Tarp
    Insulation
    DIY Underquilt
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    9
    Thanks for all the explanations - it clears up some of the questions I was afraid to ask, being such a noob. Always learning, learning, learning!

  8. #8
    Bic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Minnesota!
    Hammock
    Any Bridge Hammock
    Tarp
    Big Daddy or OMW
    Insulation
    Burrow & Phoenix
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,720
    Quote Originally Posted by ciphoto View Post
    Like stated better to much than too little, but it also matters if your doing rolled hems, and or making channels for cord also.
    I was thinking of this vs. using grosgrain.... what are your thoughts on that?

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by hikingdad View Post
    I was thinking of this vs. using grosgrain.... what are your thoughts on that?
    The grosgrain adds weight and cost but maximizes the width of the fabric. I use it.

  10. #10
    Jazilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Carencro, Louisiana
    Hammock
    DIY GE
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    20* zepplin/DIY TQ
    Suspension
    Dynaglyde whoopies
    Posts
    2,027
    Images
    108
    I like to use 1/2"rolls on my roll hem. I find it slips a lot less and you get a channel past the stitch. If you can doa smaller roll then get you some.
    Yosemite Sam: Are you trying to make me look a fool?
    Bugs: You don't need me to make you look like a fool.
    Yosemite Sam: Yer deerrrnnn right I don't!

Similar Threads

  1. How to remove old seam sealing for new seam sealing?
    By Hangar in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-28-2014, 15:15
  2. ENO DN Seam Rip
    By doulos in forum Eagles Nest Hammocks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-17-2014, 16:08
  3. Felled Seam vs French Seam
    By 100milerunner in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 01-31-2013, 21:10
  4. What type of seam?
    By NickJ in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-22-2011, 08:31
  5. Best seam
    By Dutch in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-14-2007, 13:31

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •