DIY Hex tarp is ready
So I finally finished my tarp! 126" ridgeline with cat? cuts.
I have proof:
Sil from DIY Gear Supply
Cut and folded 4 times to make the side cuts identical
Then, the hybrid french seam. I rolled both sides to make it easier to pass the material through the machine:
Next was the hem around the tarp (daaamn that took forever!) plus 6 corner reinforcements along the way:
After that I put the tie outs with D rings:
"test hang" in my living room to measure the location for the middle pull outs:
Boy were these a big PITA to sew:
And the finished product:
And, of course, after I already made my hammock, underquilt and tarp I found out that my machine came with a hem foot that makes these in no time:
Next weekend I'll be making a down TQ! Already ordered my pillows, need to order more nylon from DIY Gear supply...
EDIT: Do you guys coat the seams on the ridgeline and side tieouts with something? Will they "leak" if I dont?
Congratulations! And thanks for the pics. Nice job.
Very nice work indeed!
Yes, seal the ridge seam and side tie outs on the inside with Permatex® Flowable Silicone Windshield and Glass Sealer. It's available at auto stores, Walmart, etc.
Is the last pic, with the 9 Volt battery and pack-cloth, an illustration of a nice tight 1/8" hem with the hemmer?
Sweet setup! Can't wait to see a picture of it in use.
Excellent job. Thanks for the great pictures.
Thanks everyone! I have a planned trip in a couple of weeks so I'll make sure to take photos.
Yeah. So easy to make it, I just feed a 1/4" fold to the foot and on the other side comes out this really nice hem!
Originally Posted by DemostiX
Very nice! I am also getting a roll hem foot for my next project...saves SO much time! How did you get the X-Box stitching so close to the D-Rings on those tie-outs? I tried a zipper foot but still was limited by the depth of the foot when I tried to turn 90-degrees around the corners...