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    Nylon hammock blanks?

    Does anyone sell nylon hammock blanks? I see DIY's poly but I was hoping to find one made from rip stop. Thanks

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    Not that I know of.

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    What are you looking for? A hemmed ripstop rectangle?

    It isn't that hard if you have access to a machine...
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    Unless you are a major gram weenie I would go with polyester over ripstop nylon. More comfortable and just as safe. That's my opinion.
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    What are other low cost ways to seal the ends of ripstop besides hemming?. I don't have access to a machine and would like to do something to make it last longer.

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    Try whipping the ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hofer150 View Post
    What are other low cost ways to seal the ends of ripstop besides hemming?...
    Making the assumption your desire is to prevent fraying of the fabric ends, either cut it with a "hot knife" (hot knife, wood burning iron, soldering iron/gun) or CAREFULLY pass the edge close (not in) to a candle flame.

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    Heh, you're right. I totally misread the question.

    Hot knife is what I'd use.
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    Great! Thank you very much!

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    Make your whipping very tight, as there won't be the bulge a hem makes to guarantee the whipping can't slip off. You could also leave the fabric extra long and tie a knot in it.

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