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    Going to a shorter stitch length should help by spreading the load over more points.

    Have you considered using the knob end gather shown in my DIY instead?
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    Ramblinrev I watched your "We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series" last night. Thank you for your comment and thank you for putting those videos together for the community. Thery were all very helpful and easy to watch. You're the man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Going to a shorter stitch length should help by spreading the load over more points.

    Have you considered using the knob end gather shown in my DIY instead?
    If I have to bail on my end-channel projects I will certainly try your method to save the project. At this point it's kind of personal because I know it can be done with thinner material so I'm doing something wrong. I'm bound and determined to find out what.

    I think it's more than likely stitch length also. Maybe a combination of too long of stitches and too much thread tension. The thread hasn't broken, but it's pretty tough stuff. Maybe I if give the thread a tiny bit more room to move and pull it will cause less strain overall.

    A lady at work with 50 years sewing experience suggested awhile back that I use 8-10 stitches per inch for nylon. I'm thinking I need alot more.
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    +1 on knotty's knob end gather. this was the method i used for my diy hammock and have had no problems. i go about 260lbs and have not noticed any issues. with this method.. as i understand it... the weight is not on the channel itself rather the knob of fabric that you attach your suspension to so there is no way the channel can rip the fabric or the stiches.
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