Step 1: Materials Needed
1.) Large peice of ripstop nylon - 3 & 2/3 yards - You can get this at most sewing stores: JoAnns, Michaels, even Walmart (if they have a sewing section).
2.) Sewing machine
3.) Paracord( any type of rope will do, as long as it will hold your weight. I prefer paracord for it's size and weight capacity). The length of the cord will depend on how far apart the trees you hang the hammock from are.
4.) 2 carabeeners or other type of clip, which must be able to hold your weight as well.
A.) I have also seen people make hammocks out of bed sheets( perferrabley large ones)
Step 2: Length-wise "Clean Up" of the Edges
2.) Folding the edge over as you sew, use a straight stitch and sew down the longer side of the fabric. (Not width-wise, but length-wise).
Step 4: Width-wise "Clean Up"
1.) Following the same instructions as the Length-wise "Clean Up" (Steps 2 and 3), hem the fabric's width.
Step 5: Making Space for Rope
2.) Repeat on the other end.