I've recently gotten into hammock camping. I bought a really nice and fancy one, but being a bit of a gear freak I inevitably wanted more. I also like to make things which is why I decided to go down the DIY path for my next hammock.
This was the first time I've touched a sewing machine since arts and crafts in fifth grade. (I made the ugliest fleece sweater you've ever seen.)
I've sewn other things, including a hammock, before but they've all involved heavy canvas and hand stitching.
Because of all that I decided to start with a netless single layer 11ft hammock made from relatively inexpensive 1.9 RipStop Nylon.