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    Thanks Papa, I have tie outs and I also use a ridge line. I like the idea of being able to switch sides in the middle of the night, so I will probably go with the Hex shape. This place is great! lots of great info and people who like to help others get to hanging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    I struggled to understand this part, but finally decided you meant "the end that will be sewn" and "the side to be sewn," in each case to distinguish from the end and side that will have the zipper. Is that correct? I kept looking for earlier references to sewing or hemming, but couldn't find any except the end channels on the hammock body.
    Thanks, I sure didn't make that very clear.
    I made the changes to the original post.

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    And that is an example of why when I want a hammock with a bug net, I buys one premade.Let Papa Smurf, or the maker of your desire, do the work. Hey, I can whip a tablecloth into a hammock and I can sew too, but I don't sew too straight and I don't have a setup to lay the fabric out without picking up 3/4 of a pound of dog fur that is EVERYWHERE around here.

    But thanks for the instructions Papa.
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    Thanks for the tutorial PapaSmurf. I want to do a sewn on net hammock, but I've been intimidated by the process. Your tutorial may have just taken care of that. I think I'll give this a go with my next hammock.

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    +1 for a sticky on this one. Thanks a lot for the step by step tutorial papa smurf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrClean417 View Post
    ... I don't have a setup to lay the fabric out without picking up 3/4 of a pound of dog fur that is EVERYWHERE around here.
    I have the same prob, but at leat the dog hair helps with insulation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrClean417 View Post
    And that is an example of why when I want a hammock with a bug net, I buys one premade.Let Papa Smurf, or the maker of your desire, do the work. Hey, I can whip a tablecloth into a hammock and I can sew too, but I don't sew too straight and I don't have a setup to lay the fabric out without picking up 3/4 of a pound of dog fur that is EVERYWHERE around here.

    But thanks for the instructions Papa.

    Try using a sheet of Masonite as your "table". The fur will stick to the back side, but you can clean off the slick side without any problems. And if you have a king size bed, trim off a bit and you can slide it between the box springs and the mattress to store it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    J

    Reinforce ends of channels
    1. Bring the channel ends together (from the inside) and run a few stitches back and forth to lock the ends of the channel together.
    Note - Failing to do this could result in the net tearing from the channels flexing back and forth.

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    I think I understand most of this process except for this step. Is this essentially sewing the end channel together so that it remains bunched up for example even without the whoopie sling in it? I think the intent is to keep the channel end from extending to the full hammock body width and ripping the netting correct?

    Are there any rules for determining the netting size if I'm using a differently sized hammock body when compared to a hammock blank?

    Thanks PapaSmurf for the great tutorial!

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