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    My DIY reversible hammock

    I decided to try making a gathered end hammock for use in the "no bug" season. I have a WBBB I normally use, but I wanted to have one without a bugnet for winter use. I had a 40% off coupon for Joann's but they did not have one continuous piece of the same color, so I decided to go with green and black, so now I have a reversible hammock.

    Turned out fine I think. Need to add a ridge line and I think it's ready for a test run.

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    I have been planning to make a double layer just like this for a while with a different color on each side. Glad to know that yours came out well and gives me a real world projection of what I see in my mind. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaskin7 View Post
    I have been planning to make a double layer just like this for a while with a different color on each side. Glad to know that yours came out well and gives me a real world projection of what I see in my mind. Cheers!
    Had not thought of the two-tone look until I got to the fabric store and they did not have enough of one color. I figured I could swap it around to match my underquilts.
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    Looks like a good DIY GE you made there aboyd.........good luck with the ridgeline.
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    molto bello!

    btw, what dimensions did you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayDog View Post
    molto bello!

    btw, what dimensions did you use?
    Started with 60"x130" before hem and channels. Probably could have gone a little shorter, but I am 6'4" and wanted to have plenty of length. I can always shorten it if I need to.
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    Did you sew up the one side completely or leave it open so you could get a pad in there?
    I like the two-tone look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzie View Post
    Did you sew up the one side completely or leave it open so you could get a pad in there?
    I like the two-tone look!
    Sewed it all up, don't like to use pads. The DIYGearsupply.com guide tells how to make one for use with a pad I believe.
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    So was the approach with two layers for weight or warmth? I ask as I have made on with the pad pockets, but am considering making one like this, but don't know if there is a real benefit. We are very similar in body type so I am curious how well this works for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    So was the approach with two layers for weight or warmth? I ask as I have made on with the pad pockets, but am considering making one like this, but don't know if there is a real benefit. We are very similar in body type so I am curious how well this works for you.
    Two layers for the strength. I weigh 300 lbs and wanted the extra layer jus in case. Not sure a single layer of 1.9 would hold me, but then again....I never tried.
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