So my next project will either be
A) Big tarp that can be closed off (11x12??)
B) Top quilt (big enough to fit two) <-- seems tough
C) Bug Net "Pea Pod"
E) Tarp Tent (for my gf and I) <-- seems really hard, but might be fun
Sew, I am about to go out and dust off the old three injector I bought 10 years ago and start tackling some DIY projects. I originally bought mine when I got my first estimate for some canvaswork on my sailboat. WOW, hammocks are cheap! Sew, I bought my first thread injector with no loss to masculinity, for gosh sakes, I was sewing CANVAS! This frilly lingerie material you are making UQ and TQ with is scary. I have been scouring the threads and working up the courage to start the next project. Still unsure about my ability to handle the thin fabrics, we will see.....
What you need is a "constant feed pressure" foot to sew slippery material like silnylon. Most sewing machine lines offer one for thier models. Beyond that, pin well and often. Also a book or two is helpful to keep the extra lengths from slipping off the table and pulling your material away from the needle.
Normal ripstop is no worse than muslin. You know, really light weight canvas.... sort of. If you get into silnyl then you can worry about the extra goo-gahs. Otherwise, normal sewing technique will do you fine.
I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.
"Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn
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