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    First DIY attempt

    My first diy attempt by starting with some stuff sacks. It is a rather large stuff sack. Turned out much better than I expected. I think that is mostly do to my lovely wife. I haven't touched a thread injector since 1988!
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    Looks great

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    Thanks, it was easier than I thought. Just have to remember to GO SLOW.

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    Looks like good work. When I tried my first DIY, the machine scared me to death, so I asked my mother to come up for the weekend and help me out. She came drove up and subsequently took the kids shopping, to get their nails done and I don't want to know what else. By Sunday afternoon, she was headed shopping again and one edge of my hammock had been hemmed.

    I got over my fear and started figuring out the machine. I was finishing the last stitches by the time she came home from the shopping trip. She saw me wrapping up at the thread injector and said, "Did I lose my job at the sweatshop?"

    I said, "Yep. Too much shopping and not enough sweating."

    My first stitches weren't as good as yours, but man, it is rewarding work.
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    My wife made me practice on a lot of scrap materiel first. And then helped with my first seam(meaning I went too fast had loopy stitches and had to seam rip it out). Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrianb View Post
    Looks like good work. When I tried my first DIY, the machine scared me to death, so I asked my mother to come up for the weekend and help me out. She came drove up and subsequently took the kids shopping, to get their nails done and I don't want to know what else. By Sunday afternoon, she was headed shopping again and one edge of my hammock had been hemmed.

    I got over my fear and started figuring out the machine. I was finishing the last stitches by the time she came home from the shopping trip. She saw me wrapping up at the thread injector and said, "Did I lose my job at the sweatshop?"

    I said, "Yep. Too much shopping and not enough sweating."

    My first stitches weren't as good as yours, but man, it is rewarding work.


    by the way, love your site

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    Good looking work there, although, yea, the stuff sack looks a bit too big for that dog.

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    Welcome to the world of DIY. Ripping out seams is just part of the learning curve.
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