Cut drop cloth to 230cm. Stitch a 5cm double hem across each short end. Topstitch 5mm in from each short edge.
With a pencil and ruler, measure and mark 14 eyelet positions along each short edge, centring them between stitching rows.
Use tool to make holes for eyelets.
Position eyelet in hole, squeeze pliers to secure eyelet in place. Continue setting eyelets. Repeat for other end of hammock.
Cut 6 lengths of cord to 140cm. Cut one length of cord to 240cm. Clamp the 7 cords together (line up the ends) at 55cm from one end. Using longer cord, wrap and knot the 6 shorter cords, 10cm either side of short cord centre point.
To begin, pass cord from left to right across bundle, then take it across to the left, behind bundle and out through opening.
Take cord across to the left, behind bundle and out through opening.
Repeat Step 5 until covered strands can be shaped into a loop.
Form a loop. Use each end of the longer cord to make the first half of a square knot. Left cord passes over bundle. Right cord passes under bundle.
Use each end of the longer cord to make the second half of a square knot. Right cord passes over bundle. Left cord passes under bundle.
Make 4 square knots in total to secure. Tie each of the 14 cords to an eyelet opening. Trim ends. Repeat for other side of hammock.