This will be a 360-degree bug net that completely surrounds the hammock – except for an opening on the bottom, that is loosely cinched with some shock cord, often called a bottom-entry bug net.
This is a straightforward project, for an easy-to-moderate skill level, if you’re new to DIY projects. No zippers or complex patterns are required.
We will use a basic straight stitch for all the hems, and the main “complexity”, will be a flat-felled seam along the ridgeline – which is actually easier to sew than you think.
You will need a basic sewing machine, with nylon thread.
To make things easier, I purchased all the fabric and notions from Ripstop By The Roll. They sell a kit with 7 yards of no-see-um mosquito netting, 4 cord locks, and 15 feet of 3/32 shock cord.