RE: Hammock Camping Hammock "Kits"
MessageMy sister does all my sewing--she uses a very similar zig-zag stitch, but finishes it off with a regular straight stitch right down the center from end to end of the zig-zag 'bar tack'. She also uses 3 or 4 of these 'bar tacks' along a 6" length of the folded webbing strap. We've never had any problems....Ed
> The only problem I had was a sudden catastrophic failure of the
> one of the webbing straps -- dumped me on the ground with a decided
> was having some trouble with the lower thread on the sewing machine
> may not have stitched right. After I got through with it with my
> awl, I don't think it's going anywhere now.
Hey! Congratulations on building the hammocks! I have had success
using the same stitch that GoLite uses on their reinforced pack
I am using a fancy dancy Kenmore sewing machine with all those
electronic controls. I choose the standard zig-zag stitch and then
reduce the width from 4.5 to 2 and reduce the length of the stitch
from 2 to 1 and then sew over the spot on the strap, forward once,
backward once, then forward again. This seems to really hold and not
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