I recently converted a cheap summer bag into a TQ, and now I've got a hood just lying around just begging to get butchered. I want to stuff it with down and use it as a hood in cold weather.
Here's my plan: Open hood, rip out synthetic insulation, stuff with down, sew it up, sew channel in bottom for shock cord to cinch. The hood isn't baffled.
1. Does this seem reasonable for a relative newbie to thread injecting? I've never worked with down.
2. How much down is a good amount? I'm thinking 20 deg and up. 1-2 oz?
3. Seriously, I'm terrible at sewing.
4. On a related note, I added tie-outs to my tarp yesterday and the bottom threads are all loopy and ugly. What did I do wrong?
The DIY muse calls, but I'm too busy swearing at my projects to hear her