My buddy, agilous, and I made our first DIY tarp this weekend. It's an 11'x10' diygear hex tarp. For a first project, this was about the right level of difficulty: we screwed up several things but still finished the project! We used Dutch's new 1.1 Sil Nylon; very slippery stuff. In the end, the tarp hangs tight and looks pretty good. The space we pitched it is a little tight, but everything turned out fine.