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    Smile DIY a double hammock? Any advise or problem

    I have made one basic hammock, just did it today =P Followed the plans off of Jeff's site and it turned out great however 10' was too short for me, I'm 6,4' so I believe my next one with be a 14' one, I still have enough material for one. But many ways it seems it was a little too thin in with for me likes so I;m wanting to sew up a double wide hammock with an over lapping section of a foot to sew with rows of cross stitches. I'm wonder if this will hold or it is only meant for a solid piece of fabric? I'm just using some 100% polyester. I'm 185 pounds. My first hammock held my weight, will this? Thanks.
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    For a double wide hammock Measure out two lengths of 60" wide material. Cut one of these in half lengthwise. Sew one half to the long edge of the remaining 60" wide piece, using a flat-felled seam. Repeat with other half on other long edge of 60" wide material. Hem all around.
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    Should be fabric be pre hemmed before I do the Flat Felled?

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    No. Do a Google search on flat-felled seam.
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    Thank you.

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    Yep - the extra width should be in strips on the edges rather than sewing two panels together. This will make a difference in comfort, but more importantly it reduces the stress on the seams.

    Find some pics of the ENO Doublenest for examples.

    Good luck with your project!
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