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    I have some very similar material, in a 300 by...

    I have some very similar material, in a 300 by 400 denier. I didn't see the denier on that, but I can tell you, you will not like the "hand" on that. It is pretty difficult to sew, difficult to roll...
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    If all else fails, try Jann's netcraft. They will...

    If all else fails, try Jann's netcraft. They will have detailed instructions for net making, it must be similar.
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    Second hand stores. Goodwill. Craigslist.

    Second hand stores. Goodwill. Craigslist.
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    Huh. That's a lot of sewing. You have any pics?

    Huh. That's a lot of sewing. You have any pics?
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    I went through Magna for 25 yds of 1000 denier...

    I went through Magna for 25 yds of 1000 denier coyote brown nylon 2 weeks ago. No problems, and because the original amount I bought not on a pre cut roll, he sent 27 yds, no extra charge. I will go...
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    That's ambitious.

    That's ambitious.
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    You could try hot glue, since when you fold the...

    You could try hot glue, since when you fold the grosgrain over, it will hide the glue, but you need to do a few inches and fold the grosgrain, then repeat. If you run a bead of glue for a long length...
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    I had the same plan, thinking the polyester inner...

    I had the same plan, thinking the polyester inner would stretch less than outer. I freely admit I didn't spend much time figuring out how to get the bottom layer loose. Think my problem was just a...
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    My DIY is coated nylon. I have overnighted in it...

    My DIY is coated nylon. I have overnighted in it without swimming. I think the bug net allows enough airflow. I messed around with something like what you are referring to. My inside layer...
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    if there are not stitches in place already, cutting the material first makes it a pain to control. yeah, you can pin it, or hand baste, but if you sew 2 parallel lines of stitch, say 2 inches apart,...
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    +1 ratchet strapsActually cam buckle straps.

    +1 ratchet strapsActually cam buckle straps.
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    Bohdi That is the most muscular deer I have...

    Bohdi

    That is the most muscular deer I have ever seen. You sure that's not a horse?;)
  13. A picture would be a big help here. in general, I...

    A picture would be a big help here. in general, I guess I would sew a box of stitch in the body of the bag, where you want the hole to be, leaving a hem allowance, cut a slit in the box in the shape...
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    Thank you. the thunder five! from personal...

    Thank you. the thunder five!

    from personal experience, a chest rig sucks. it's a problem with any sling or pack strap, and it sticks way out. Mine mounts on a PALS vest. Good for vehicle use, but...
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    I need to talk to a kydex maker sometime. I would...

    I need to talk to a kydex maker sometime. I would hate to need a specific gun for every holster, and I wonder how they form on thermoplastic pistols.
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    As far as soft but stiff, even like a 1680 in a...

    As far as soft but stiff, even like a 1680 in a single layer I usually find to be too soft, and allow a lot of twisting. I will make a thumb break for the previous holster, should have done that in...
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    Quilting machine

    Has anyone used a full on rack quilting machine to make a hammock? Or an under or over quilt? If so, how did it work out?
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    Seriously though, mine is more of a storm...

    Seriously though, mine is more of a storm shelter. The uncoated is the better choice.
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    Whereas my DIY is coated and more like 4 or 5 oz....

    Whereas my DIY is coated and more like 4 or 5 oz. confusion ended.;)
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    Teach me, please. How is it multi denier? Like 90...

    Teach me, please. How is it multi denier? Like 90 in one direction and 70 in another?
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    Try googling black Dacron fishing line. I have...

    Try googling black Dacron fishing line. I have some in 60 pound braid, I use it for tarps. Never snapped...yet.
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    Outandback's idea, on an IWB holster pattern I...

    Outandback's idea, on an IWB holster pattern I make.

    "Soft" side of velcro on body with retention strap off.

    Removable velcro retention strap.

    1000 denier cordura shell, neoprene padding...
  23. Thread: Noseeum hem

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    That's not looney. that's just caring about what...

    That's not looney. that's just caring about what you do. If I am having problems, I will pin, glue or hand baste. Am about to make a quilted winter coat, and that is going to involve a lot of...
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    Ouch. 3 1/2 hours for me.

    Ouch. 3 1/2 hours for me.
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    Is that Shawnee national forest? I will google it.

    Is that Shawnee national forest? I will google it.
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    Who makes that pillow thing that hangs from a...

    Who makes that pillow thing that hangs from a hook? I might make one like that, that folds open, and close with Velcro. I could put a strip of 1.5" webbing so I could use any retention holster. It...
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    All the stitching here was done with the regular...

    All the stitching here was done with the regular foot on the machine. On some areas, I will let the presser foot "ride" the zipper, and use the zipper and the foot edge as a guide. I go slow, and...
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    I finally got to the point I can roll as I go...

    I finally got to the point I can roll as I go most of the time. But that is after many 10 plus hour days at the machine. I find I get lazier, and cheaper, as I go. Still, mesh of any sort is my least...
  29. Thread: Noseeum hem

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    +1 on rolled hem.

    +1 on rolled hem.
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    Limitations? That depends. One big one for me on...

    Limitations? That depends. One big one for me on my home machines is presser foot lift. That will limit the thickness of what you can sew, as will the power. On multiple layers of webbing and...
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    Mac's 226 is the better machine by far. I slowed...

    Mac's 226 is the better machine by far. I slowed down the machine with a small motor pulley, and have an extra 220 3 phase. I stole this one for 80 bucks complete with 200 needles, 40 bobbins, and a...
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    Nests or multiple loops of thread stuck could be...

    Nests or multiple loops of thread stuck could be lack of top tension. Also if your thread is too large for the needle, it may not sit in the needle groove correctly, and it will hang up a loop at the...
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    You may be able to use grosgrain ribbon and hot...

    You may be able to use grosgrain ribbon and hot glue, if you have access to a glue gun Lay down the grosgrain, line up the netting edges, lay the netting edge to the center of the grosgrain, lay a...
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    First of all, very decent of you, lymphocytosis....

    First of all, very decent of you, lymphocytosis.

    As a general rule, I don't make negative posts on this forum. This is one.

    As someone who is now making things, and trying to start a business,...
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    Coil zippers are easier to turn than others. I...

    Coil zippers are easier to turn than others. I like MAD777's idea. I have cut the material on a curve, and then sewn the zipper to it.
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    Hennepin canal parkway from sterling to however...

    Hennepin canal parkway from sterling to however far you wanna go. I have gone the entire length, there are some sweet spots, and big catfish. Plus, you can park ahead, plan how many nights you want...
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    If I lived near you, WV, I would want to stop by...

    If I lived near you, WV, I would want to stop by and check that out. I will keep an eye open for any posts you put up on this hammock.
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    So. I guess gray is yay?

    So. I guess gray is yay?
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    Your lines of stitch are fairly parallel. For...

    Your lines of stitch are fairly parallel. For long, straight side by side runs, I will put some tape on the machine as a mark, or use a magnetic hem guide (older machine), or the side of the presser...
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    Maybe?...

    Maybe? http://www.missileworks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19
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    Ok. What I came up with on some gear, made in USA...

    Ok. What I came up with on some gear, made in USA by a few different manufacturers is all right in the area of .040, allowing for a little crush with the micrometer. I will look at maybe some...
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    No, the cordura is nylon. Milspec webbing in the...

    No, the cordura is nylon. Milspec webbing in the thicknesses you are looking at is usually a very specific and dense weave of nylon. So the milspec numbers get you nylon. If you look around on the...
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    Depends on the application and what you want to...

    Depends on the application and what you want to pay. For the weight and your description I would recommend milspec A-A-55301, in polyester. http://www.kwwebbing.com/MIL-SPEC%20WEBBING.htm

    They are...
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    http://www.coatsandclark.com/Products/Sewing/Threa...

    http://www.coatsandclark.com/Products/Sewing/Threads/Special+Purpose/Coats+and+Clark+Upholstery+Nylon.htm

    Also, if you are curious as to what is specified for military contract sewing, which...
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    Although I have and use several models of modern...

    Although I have and use several models of modern singers, as well as some older 66-16's, I have found that I quickly ran out of options with the cheaper machines. For serious sewing, and durability,...
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    jennabird, you are alright.

    jennabird, you are alright.
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    That depends on what you want it for. I like...

    That depends on what you want it for. I like waterproofish bags for just about everything. If it's for the hammock I would definitely go water resistant.
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    I have some walmart heat bond iron on sew through...

    I have some walmart heat bond iron on sew through tape that works well on urethane coatings, not so sure about the sil. But it really helps on slick things like ribbon and nylon. Make sure the tape...
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    Hippofeet:boggle:dandeman

    Hippofeet:boggle:dandeman
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