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    Quote Originally Posted by Allytk View Post
    Hey fronkey thanks for the sweet how to. One question though , how does it fit at the gathered end? Is it just a small opening or is it something fancier? Sorry if I missed it, first time making anything like this
    There are a few options you can do. You can make the opening small and just take a small piece of cord and tie it ****, sew in some velcro or add omni tape to the ends for a great closure or you can make it a cinch cord closure.

    I personally just take a small 3" piece of cord and tie it **** because it's lighter and I like tying knots. But, the velcro or omni tape does an excellent job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allytk View Post
    One question though , how does it fit at the gathered end? Is it just a small opening or is it something fancier?
    I made each end different to determine which I liked better.
    On one end I used omni-tape (2 sided velcro) and on the other end I sewed a small channel with a thin cord and cordlock in it.

    I much prefer the cord/cordlock closure. It's easier, weighs less, is less bulky, and no chance to damage the netting.
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    Cheers guys. Now i know what i will be doing this weekend :P

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    Gona try to make me one now. thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billybobky View Post
    Gona try to make me one now. thanks for the info
    Have fun!

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    Thank you Fronkey

    This is the project that is getting me out of my HH and into my own DIY hammock, it allows the quick in an out like the HH bottom slit, with the ability of being able to adjust your UQ, or reach out on to the ground.

    My only question is: Is there any issues with bugs working their way in through gaps on the bottom over night? Not so worried about mosquitoes, but black flies .

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    Quote Originally Posted by hk2001 View Post
    Thank you Fronkey

    This is the project that is getting me out of my HH and into my own DIY hammock, it allows the quick in an out like the HH bottom slit, with the ability of being able to adjust your UQ, or reach out on to the ground.

    My only question is: Is there any issues with bugs working their way in through gaps on the bottom over night? Not so worried about mosquitoes, but black flies .
    Awesome man, so happy to hear that.

    Once you are in the hammock, there really won't be any gaps. Just makes sure you cinch it tight when you are not in it. I have heard of people who have had a couple bugs get in while they are not in their hammocks. Not pulling it tight when you aren't in it is an easy thing to forget when you're enjoying the outdoors.

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    Thanks for sharing this fab design! I found some sheer fabric for a buck a yard that I think will work well. Plus, it's kind of a mauve/pink shade so I can wake up to a "looking through rose colored glasses" effect. So silly and frivolous but it makes me smile!

    One slight modification I made was, before sewing the sides, I unfolded the whole thing and sewed some elastic (stretch the elastic while you stitch so it bunches up when you are finished) where the suspension gap is. I have been tinkering with different designs and thought it would be nice to have a bug net that would work with different hammocks as I figure out what I like best.

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    Thanks for a great design! The Mrs and I put two of these together and they turned out great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaLeah View Post
    Thanks for sharing this fab design! I found some sheer fabric for a buck a yard that I think will work well. Plus, it's kind of a mauve/pink shade so I can wake up to a "looking through rose colored glasses" effect. So silly and frivolous but it makes me smile!

    One slight modification I made was, before sewing the sides, I unfolded the whole thing and sewed some elastic (stretch the elastic while you stitch so it bunches up when you are finished) where the suspension gap is. I have been tinkering with different designs and thought it would be nice to have a bug net that would work with different hammocks as I figure out what I like best.
    The pink sounds really cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arothian View Post
    Thanks for a great design! The Mrs and I put two of these together and they turned out great!
    Awesome!

    Fronkey

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