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    Hey guys, I'm adding bug net to a hammock I made last year (and I'll be making another soon). I have a quick question about sewing on the bugnet. Do you guys usually use a zigzag stitch to attach the netting to nylon? Or just use whatever you use on the rest of the hammock?

    Thanks!

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    I see no reason why a zigzag is required but I don't see any reason to avoid it either. I have always used multiple lines of straight stitch. But others may have different ideas.
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    Doesn't a zig zap stitch do a better job of 'bending instead of breaking'? In other words, aren't they more forgiving/flexible when pulled? Seems to me that would be a good thing for netting. I don't know, just thinking aloud.
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    20 foot coil zipper

    I've been making a HH clone. Everything going good but I'm now at the zipper installation stage. I have a mental block or something going on with the 20' zipper I found. It is a #5 YKK with a double pull.

    Is it possible to add another double pull to it or do I use 2 of the zippers cut in half?

    I can get more of them or can probably find a pull.


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    Adding pull to zippers can be a fun endeavor. It can be done, but it can also be very frustrating. That's why I order my zippers from Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics. Those nice ladies will install the zipper pulls for me.
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    You're right, of course. I found the 20' zippers for $3 locally. I will take one to a fabric store today to see if they can put another double pull on it. Otherwise I will put in another order on the internet.

    Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Adding pull to zippers can be a fun endeavor. It can be done, but it can also be very frustrating.
    Maybe it's just me, but I find installing zipper pulls quite easy. The first one I ever installed, went on in 5 seconds. I've made several since then and from this point on I wont buy premade zippers, unless they need to be seperating ones.

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    Found another double pull and installed it in the same 5 seconds. Not so hard!!.....now I have a HH clone with zip off net. This has been a great thread to read and learn from throughout the process.

    Now I'm thinking about a tarp.......I have some Walmart white (clear) 1.1 ripstop. I've made a paper mockup and am thinking 10 x 11 with doors at each end. To seal it I'm thinking about mixing up two batches of silicone with different colors and painting each on like camo and mixing them and finishing it off with the third color.


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    Found another double pull and installed it in the same 5 seconds. Not so hard!!.....now I have a HH clone with zip off net. This has been a great thread to read and learn from throughout the process.

    Now I'm thinking about a tarp.......I have some Walmart white (clear) 1.1 ripstop. I've made a paper mockup and am thinking 10 x 11 with doors at each end. To seal it I'm thinking about mixing up two batches of silicone with different colors and painting each on like camo and mixing them and finishing it off with the third color.
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    Sounds like you have a new demo to do, zipper pulls and silicone coloring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terraplane View Post
    Found another double pull and installed it in the same 5 seconds. Not so hard!!.....now I have a HH clone with zip off net. This has been a great thread to read and learn from throughout the process.

    Now I'm thinking about a tarp.......I have some Walmart white (clear) 1.1 ripstop. I've made a paper mockup and am thinking 10 x 11 with doors at each end. To seal it I'm thinking about mixing up two batches of silicone with different colors and painting each on like camo and mixing them and finishing it off with the third color.


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    Sounds like a new demo, Zipper Pulls and Silicone Camo Paint. Time to bust out the camera
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