While I wait for materials to arrive, I wanted to get my plan set. I'm going to follow the steps listed here to sew together my two sheets of 1.1 ripstop, leaving room for a pad to be inserted and allowing a channel at the ends for whipping. This seems to be the same idea as Knotty's gathered end hammock instructions, right?
My biggest question is whether or not I should attempt to make this a stretch-side hammock. With my two layers being 1.1oz each, and with it being a double layer, would it be too much trouble? Let me know your thoughts.
I have polyester drawcord to gather the whipped ends, and I am about to run to the store to buy some amsteel to make whoopie slings. I found this youtube video for making whoopies. Let me know if there are any other videos that you would recommend. It does seem a little daunting (and so does all the sewing), but I think I can do it.
So after I get the edges hemmed and the ends gathered, I'll run the whoopie slings through, and then work on making my tree straps.
Am I missing anything here?