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    Cool DIY double layer help

    I want to make a gathered end hammock like Knotty's. I am considering a 1.1 oz double layer. Can someone point me to a thread. I am sure there is one, but I can't find it. Is it as simple as sewing two pieces together?

    I do recall pics where there are large openings in the bottom layer to allow pads to be inserted. Does this effect strength?

    Thanks

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    if I'm not mistaking, you simply leave an opening about 18 to 24 inches on one side not sewn to be able to insert the pad!
    good luck

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    Thanks for the quick response. I thought it was that simple, but did not want to rely on the additional strength and find I had done it wrong

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    This might be useful: Double Layer Instructions

    PDF attached also.
    DIY Gear - Double-Layer Hammock Instructions.pdf

    And thankfully, no, leaving openings doesn't reduce strength of the hammock. At least not enough to matter.
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    Thanks SCLittlefield. I do not use the word literally haphazardly, but I was literally about to post those links. They are helpful,

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