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    DIY eno doublenest

    The biggest new ENO's are 9 1/2 feet in width. Two widths of ripstop.

    My plan is to make a simple whipped end hammock, but attach 28 widths to each side just like they do in the doublenest hammocks, resulting in a very very wide hammock for two people.

    What seam would you guys use to attach the two 28 inch widths to each side of the ripstop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroybrown View Post
    The biggest new ENO's are 9 1/2 feet in width. Two widths of ripstop.

    My plan is to make a simple whipped end hammock, but attach 28 widths to each side just like they do in the doublenest hammocks, resulting in a very very wide hammock for two people.

    What seam would you guys use to attach the two 28 inch widths to each side of the ripstop?

    THANKS!

    lb
    I find with my Double that the pieces on the sides are next to useless. If I were you I'd just start with the widest piece of cloth available to you. You can find some 72" wide ripstop out there.
    If you don't try due to fear of failure you've already failed due to fear.

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    I'm still a thread injection newbie and I tend to over build for the sake of safety. Given those disclaimers, I would go with a flat felled seam which will give you excellent strength. They also look pretty good when done properly.

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    I actually have the material to do just the same as you're planning. I have a Bliss Double which is essentially the same as the ENO. It's not made of ripstop though so I wanted to make my own. I have to disagree about the extra width not being usable. I make full use of my wide hammock and love it. I also intend to make mine longer since the Bliss is only a little over 9 ft long.

    I have planned on using the flat felled seam since that's what I used on my tarp and it's proved to be strong and held up to the winds nicely plus it was fairly easy to do once I got the hang of it. But weight bearing is a different story and I would love to hear if there is a better seam.

    Looking at my Bliss hammock, it doesn't look like they used a flat felled seam. I see a triple stitch from both sides. If I recall, the flat felled will have a hidden stitch on one side, so at best it would have had 2 visible on one side and 3 on the other? Doesn't mean they used a better stitch than the flat felled seam, I just know it's held up for 1.5 yrs now.

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    I figure the extra material will not really be stressed structurally. Put the edges together, fold over twice with enough width for 3 stitch lines, and go for it.
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    Since I'll be sharing the hammock with my lil lady the extra material on the sides will come into play.

    I thought the flat felled seam would be the best as well, I'm glad somebody else shared that notion.

    I already have 54' ripstop so I'll be giving that a go - then a try at the no zipper mosquito netting.

    A flat felled is just like a jean seam right?


    put the two pieces together, then fold them once and do it again?


    thanks!!

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