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    DIY single and double layer polyester hammock finished

    Hi there,

    After I was able to fix m sewing machine / thread injector with the help of many great people on this forum, I started finally with making my hammock, and as you all know, once you start, you can't stop, so I made 2.
    A single layer and a double layer hammock, both from polyester.
    Why polyester ? Cause here in Czech Republic I was not able to find any place where they sell ripstop nylon.
    And if I would buy it of Ebay, or diygearsupply for example, the shipping costs make it very pricy..

    So here a short video on the result, showing both hammocks on my (turtlelady) bamboo stand.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaW0ocA7zaw

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    Nice job

    Very nice. Personally I like polyester better than nylon. It stays the same always...no stretch.
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    Nice job. What is the weight of the polyester you used?

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    Thanks, and no clue, they where not able to tell me this in the shop.
    (it's a huge shop where they sell lots of fabrics, but more for curtains etc)

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    Very nice work.

    Here you go, I embedded this for you...


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    Very glad to see the sewing machine working well.

    Nice work on the Hammock, the weight are good.
    Many nylons are not that light.
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    Looks great!! I'm discovering that I also like the polyesters better than the nylon.

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    Excellent job, you have been busy. Happy to see your thread injector is working out for you.

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    Any tips or advice for other first timers from your experience you'd like to share?

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    Thanks, thanks, thanks :-)

    Wulfy117, best is to buy more fabric then you think you need, do a lot of research on what exactly you want, and if you think you need about 30 minutes for sewing a hammock, then count better with 60 minutes at least :-)
    Further, nothing special, just make sure your sewing machine works fine :-)
    Good luck, and what do you want to make, hammock as well ?

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