The DIY section of this forum is awesome. Many of you have helped me with several projects from my very first hammock and tarp, to my latest gravity filter. My thanks for all who take the time to post in this section, and make tutorials. I thought it would be a neat idea to have a thread where we can post our favorite techniques, tools, hints, tips, etc so we can all be better at what we love to do. A lot of these things can be found already in specific threads, but they can get lost in the large volume of posts that happen here. This would be a way, especially for the new DIYers to get helpful info in one place.
Here's a couple things I've found very helpful.
Spring clamps -- help hold silnylon to the narrow table that is my work surface.
Hot knife -- is so much better than scissors for most cutting tasks, particularly on slick fabric.
Masking tape -- I have to admit that not everything turns out perfect the first time, so I end up ripping seams apart and redoing. Masking tape removes the little thread pieces quickly and neatly.