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    Help on a possible Mod to a WB Big mamajamba

    I was thinking about adding pullouts to WB big mamajamba after i purchase it and maybe use it a couple of times, and after checking out Shug's thread on the subject (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=4516) it got me wondering if it was possible to sew on the pullouts by hand since i don't own a sewing machine. Thanks in advance for all your input

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    I picked up grip clips maybe something to look into
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    There are two problems you will run into. If you can get past these two items you will be fine. 1) That's a heck of a lot of fabric to manage while hand sewing. No matter how you do it, it will be cumbersome. In fairness tho... the same is true if you had a machine. 2) Hand sewing is a learned art. There are many different kinds of stitches designed and used for many different purposes. There are many different kinds of hand sewing needles. Each offer their own pros and cons depending on the application. This is only to say, if you don't have experience hand sewing then do NOT jump right into your tarp as the project. Work on scraps and then work on scraps some more. Hand sewing is not "hard" but it is not a matter of just jabbing a needle through the fabric if you want a good end result.

    My vote would be to get the grip clips and use them while you learn the art of hand stitching.
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    The Grip Clips would be a simple, no-sew way to do pull-outs.

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    Grip Clips work well .... I used them for getting my pull-outs where I wanted them.
    But .... they are like taping a bumper sticker to your car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    I was thinking about adding pullouts to WB big mamajamba after i purchase it and maybe use it a couple of times, and after checking out Shug's thread on the subject (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=4516) it got me wondering if it was possible to sew on the pullouts by hand since i don't own a sewing machine. Thanks in advance for all your input
    Spend the extra $15 and get the Superfly. It already has the pull outs in place and it is a bit bigger than the mamajamba. From all reports, adding tie outs, while not difficult, has a certain aggravation factor involved.

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    Why not just laminate them? Dead simple, and seems to work well from the reports I've read. I'll see if I can find the thread.

    Acer

    Okay, didn't find an entire thread about it, but found some info on it.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...78&postcount=6
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...1&postcount=10
    Seems pretty straightforward, eh?
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    Thanks everyone for the great input the grip clips look like something I may look into some more, but for now I may go with a superfly since I am new to all this then after I get some more confidence in my sewing abilities then do some DIY tarps with pullouts. Again thank you everyone for your input on the subject.

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