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If you are making and hanging hammocks with spreader bars, it's good to use a plan that does not require you to wrap material around the spreader bars. This can make your hammock unstable. Instead, try to find a design for your homemade hammock that has fabric knotted to the ropes or cords threaded through the spreader bars. This gives the hammock a steady swing and a more comfortable feel. When you are ready to learn how to hang a hammock, you may notice a big difference in hammocks constructed in this way.