I made a zip on/off bug net for my gathered end hammock and it worked perfect!!
Thanks for the review Jeff! We'd love to see photos of your zippered bug net! Here is a link if you'd like to share any https://forms.gle/qdCFTrzBX25ERP9k9
I am using it for an integrated bugnet hammocks.
I felt it was difficult for me to handle because 0.5 has a large expansion and contraction.
0.67 is extra heavy, but it has less catching and is rigid, so you can finish it with beautiful stitches when sewing to hem rolls and fasteners!
When making hammock sleeves, etc., you have to sew long stitches, but with 0.67 you can make something that works well.
I'll be ordering this repeatedly until a lighter, more manageable mesh is available!
I bought this because the price was right for making a shelter I wasn't sure I'd like. It cuts and sews pretty easily. Some rules I've learned - 1) when sewing a zipper into a panel (like the panel of my net tent), cut the fabric a little long (I lost about 1.5" over a 6.5ft section), then trim to the correct length if necessary after you are done with the zipper. I've also read that running some scotch tape along the seam area will help prevent bunching as it is pulled/pushed by the feed dogs and foot. I'm sure a walking foot would help too. If you are sewing it to silnylon, and it is on top when you sew it (i.e. sil is being pulled by feed dogs), it will have a tendency to stretch a little.
It doesn't feel as nice/soft in the hand as the .5 OSY noseeum ("nanoseeum"), but I think the product is well priced, and will do the job for a near neglible weight gain. I've read it is not as durable as the lighter stuff also, but I don't have any experience with that, and I tend to treat my light weight stuff with care.
Built into a 7.7oz. "tent" with membrane silpoly pu4000 floor (a little "too" light), 74L" x 24"W x 40"/20"H to match my membrane silpoly pu4000 flat tarp.
This no-see-em works great for tents. It has a good amount of stiffness and is easy to sew.
Hi Phil, thanks for the review! The Noseeum is a great material for a variety of projects!
0.67 oz Noseeum mesh - Black