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    Guide to make a Black Bishop Bag?

    Just something I'd like to try in the future. Can anyone point me in direction of instructions for making one?

    Probably simple but I haven't even taken my sewing machine out of the box yet, hehe.

    Thanks in advance!

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    This recent thread answered some questions I had in my mind too:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ghlight=bishop

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    What I call a black bishop sack is just a stuff sack with a hole in the bottom, not the double ended stuff sack. I may be incorrect on this.

    I make a button hole (with a little reinforcement) on the bottom of mine. If your sewing machine does it automatically, use that function. If not, this link shows you how to do it with just a zig zag.
    http://www.thru-hiker.com/projects/m...buttonhole.php


    Here is a stuff sack tutorial to make one to an exact (approximate) size. Do this and put a buttonhole in the bottom. Reinforce the button hole with something (bias tape, webbing works ok, several layers of scrap nylon, best is the stuff you you back embroidery with)

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=22271

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    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by nacra533 View Post
    What I call a black bishop sack is just a stuff sack with a hole in the bottom, not the double ended stuff sack. I may be incorrect on this.

    I make a button hole (with a little reinforcement) on the bottom of mine. If your sewing machine does it automatically, use that function. If not, this link shows you how to do it with just a zig zag.
    http://www.thru-hiker.com/projects/m...buttonhole.php


    Here is a stuff sack tutorial to make one to an exact (approximate) size. Do this and put a buttonhole in the bottom. Reinforce the button hole with something (bias tape, webbing works ok, several layers of scrap nylon, best is the stuff you you back embroidery with)

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=22271

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    FWIW, I PM'd Keith (blackbishop351) to see if he wanted to post some directions for the way he made them... I have not heard back from him.<shrug>

    Sounds like everyone has it handled anyway.


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    An idea just came to me:

    I do not have the sewing skills (yet) or more importantly the desire to scratch-build a Bishop Bag in the configuration that I want.

    So, I am going to start with three identical stuffsacks. I will add a reinforced patch for a "grommet" in the main one opposite the drawcord opening. My WBBB straps and buckle on that end will be semi-permanantly attached.

    The other two stuffsacks will have their bottoms cut off and saved for future use. Each of the draw-corded ends will be sewn to the main sack as I have attempted to show in this drawing. Now the wet and/or dirty straps will have a place to reside.

    At least, that is my plan.

    Jim
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