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    My first DIY Hammock! Praise Me!

    Hey everyone, yesterday I finished my first hammock, and I thought I'd share some pictures! I was gonna go through but construction process, but it's basically (no, exactly) a rectangle with seamed edges.

    Anyway...

    Here's my finished hammock, the fabric was purchased at a Joann Etc. (a fabric store), it's definitely ripstop, but I have a couple yards of 1.1oz from DIYGS and this stuff is a lot heavier and thicker than that. I figured I use the high quality stuff once I had figured out what I was doing.



    A picture of my seams at their straightest. My thread injector doesn't assist with this so there are some serious waves in my seams but I double stitched everything so hopefully it will hold.



    My hammock hanging. There are no good trees to hang on in the near vicinity of my house, so I'm hanging on the porch! The suspension is from my Amazonas Easy Traveller Hammock. The cord is unnecessarily thick, and I'll be trading it out for some serious suspension at a later date.



    And finally, ME!! Hey everyone!! Me in my handmade hammock! I don't have a weight yet as I don't have a scale yet but I'll be bringing it to work with me and I'll have the weight for ya'll when I get back. Now it's time to start working with my 1.1oz. Who's excited? I am!

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    Nice work!

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    Looks great! You've got a nice flat lay right there on your porch, awesome! Doesn't get much better than that. A true source of pride!

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    Nice work! Were your ends straight? If so, do you find you have floppy sides to your hammock?

    Cool house by the way, it looks like you live in an historic district.
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    Praise on you for a great piece of DIY gear!! You should look up Knotty's DIY Side Stretch Hammock for a bit of a variation.
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    Great start. I made a hammock chair out of the same Joann's fabric. Just so you know...it's 1.9oz ripstop nylon.

    If your DIYGS 1.1 is wider, use the full width for an even flatter lay.

    And welcome to HF.

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    +1 on the praise me!

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    Well done sir!
    Good luck,
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    Sweet! Nicely Done!
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    Looks very nice and comfy!!!!!!!
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