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    DIY no-sew bug net project

    Hi all,

    I made a bug net for my hammock similar to Fronkey's instructions in the sticky, but with some slight modifications because I do not have a sewing machine and was tired of trying to convince someone else to sew it for me (was impatient to get it done!)...

    Used tulle material from Walmart (cost: $5 and change), and blaze orange duct tape - duct taped the tulle material together and then hemmed the edges of the material with duct tape - for the shock cord channel instead of sewing a channel I took a hole punch and punched a series of holes at spacing of a couple inches all along the duct tape hem on the bottom side of the net and threaded elastic cord through the holes - when you're in the hammock, it keeps the net tight around the bottom and blocks bugs from getting in there.

    All in all, it cost $5 worth of material, $3 worth of duct tape, and some elastic and stuff I had lying around. Tested past 2 nights, works good!


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    Looks great!

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    Good thinking. Ill be curious to see how the duct tape holds up.

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    Duct tape, ehh?
    The Mythbusters guys didnt think of that.
    Good job on using what you got.

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    ditto

    I actually went out today and got some mosquito netting from Jo-Ann's and am also without a sewing machine. I was going to use duck tape, so I'm glad I'm not the first. I'll post some pictures later!

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    Good thinking!

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    Necessity is the mother of invention!
    Speaking of duct tape; I've seen an entire hammock made out of duct tape!
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    You know guys, you COULD sew it by hand. It's not rocket science.

    That said, the duct tape net looks great! I just hope it holds up for you. Thanks for posting and best of luck to you!!
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