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PostSubject: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Sun 01 Jul 2018, 20:18

Hi I have recently been gifted a sewing machine and am wanting to make a hammock (channel end), could any one advise me on a thread suitable for a domestic sewing machine and where to get some ripstop nylon material from(wider the better).

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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Sun 08 Jul 2018, 14:43

Gutermann thread is reckoned the best, and Mara 70 is the one usually recommended for hammocks.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Sun 08 Jul 2018, 14:46

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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Sun 08 Jul 2018, 14:47

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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Sun 08 Jul 2018, 14:50

Of course, Dutchware do Hexon in regular and wide too,
https://dutchwaregear.com/product/hexon-1-6/
and
https://dutchwaregear.com/product/hexon-w-1-6/
(reckon Hexon is very slightly better than HyperD)
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Sun 08 Jul 2018, 14:57

If you want to keep it duty free (for now!), then extremtextil have this,
https://www.extremtextil.de/en/ripstop-nylon-hammock-nylon-70den-66g-sqm-impregnated.html

66gsm is 1.95oz/yd and it is 1.5m wide (59")
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Sun 08 Jul 2018, 15:55

Thank you Gadget for the links, appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Sun 08 Jul 2018, 21:05

I'd recommend Hexon 1.6, Gütermann Mara 70 and Microtex sharp machine needles.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Thu 12 Jul 2018, 18:08

Thanks all! I have purchased some Mara 70 thread, Microtex needles and some cheap ripstop nylon from ebay. The ripstop nylon is only 92cm wide but it was only £7 for 5m, so I am going to use that first to make a snakeskin for the tarp and another for the hammock, so I can get some practice in on the sewing machine. I am pretty sure that I will have seen better stitches on Frankenstein by the time I have finished. double thumb up
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Fri 17 Aug 2018, 18:45

Well I finally got round to making my skins this week and am pretty pleased with the results, I also sewed loops into my dutch webbing bought in the group buy. I am off to try them out on my permission tomorrow, will post some pics up on my return.

Thanks for the advice people double thumb up

One thing I found helpful when sewing the ripstop together was to hold it together with painters masking tape rather than pins, easy to remove and no residue left behind.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Mon 20 Aug 2018, 20:19

Another option is to use wonder clips.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Mon 20 Aug 2018, 20:53

+1 for Wonder Clips.
Much easier than pinning.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on hammock material and thread please.   Tue 21 Aug 2018, 17:49

Thanks for the suggestion there guys. They look great, I shall get me some. thumb up
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