12664Re: winter hammock
- Feb 1, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "marta_clark"
> How much use do you thinkHrm...good question. Guess it depends on the type of fabric, too.
> it takes to get a hammock stretched to it final size?
I used untreated ripstop on mine, and I'd guess most of it was
stretched out after 10-14 nights, maybe.
I don't remember your design exactly, but when I made my first one I
had enough extra length but not enough extra width, so it still
compressed. I had to make sure I put in HUGE darts on all four
sides of the bottom cover. If they're too big, you can always
gather the cover towards the middle, put in a tailored seam, and
trim the excess. You'll have an extra seam, but it's much easier
than resewing the entire cover AND it'll give you some 3D fitting.
Just a thought...take it or leave it!
Sounds like your experimentation is giving some good lessons,
though - I can't wait to see what your final product looks like!
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