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    Sewing my own tree straps

    I am wondering if my standard sewing machine is strong enough to sew loops in my own tree straps? Anyone have any thoughts/info about this?

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    mine worked fine to sew straps, 1" polyester from strapworks.....singer stylist 533

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    My little Brother electronic machine had no problems either. You will want a heavier needle than usual though. At least a 14 or 16.
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    Thanks for the info. That is great news.

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    If you are going to be sewing loops in webbing, there is some additional info in the pdf linked to in this thread:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=27971

    Here is direct link, to save time:
    http://www.caves.org/section/vertical/nhback/NH03.pdf

    It discusses different sewing pattern methods and strength rates of each, for sewing loops in webbing. It does say nylon webbing, but considering it's the stitching that's being tested I don't think that matters too much.

    and... yes regular machine worked fine here as well on 1" polyester webbing using gutermann upholstery thread.

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    DIY straps

    I used a universal needle to put loops on a set of straps with just nylon thread, and it worked fine.

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    Follow Eron's link to the info on how to sew straps, and do what it says.

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    whay gives? i came back to see my post was deleted.....needle choice- to controversial??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_gr8t_waldo View Post
    whay gives? i came back to see my post was deleted.....needle choice- to controversial??!!
    Who knows but I didn't do it...

    What was your controversial comment about needles?
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    i asked if, wouldn't it be appropriate to use a ball-point needle for sewing straps. mind you, i was just asking as a person who was unfamilier with sewing, but was trying to get some understanding of the process. thank you hppy, but there's no need to work on this. in retrospect i guess i shoulda launched a new thread instead of asking on this one

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