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    My New Hammock Sock Made From A Painter's Drop Cloth

    Here are pictures of my new canvas sock made from a $12.00 painter's drop cloth that I bought at Menards. If I did it again, I would get a canvas drop cloth from Harbor Freight because their canvas looked nicer.

    I put a zipper in and installed 3 pockets in the side near my head.

    Now all I need is some cold weather to try it out.

    Pics were taken in my basement, which is a mess. Last pic is the end of the sock, turnd 90 deg. counter clockwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbinhood View Post
    Here are pictures of my new canvas sock made from a $12.00 painter's drop cloth that I bought at Menards. If I did it again, I would get a canvas drop cloth from Harbor Freight because their canvas looked nicer.

    I put a zipper in and installed 3 pockets in the side near my head.

    Now all I need is some cold weather to try it out.

    Pics were taken in my basement, which is a mess. Last pic is the end of the sock, turnd 90 deg. counter clockwise.
    IMG_20120302_155330.jpg

    IMG_20120302_155434.jpg

    IMG_20120302_155402.jpg
    I think that is a excellent choice of material for a winter sock.
    Loose weave cotton means more breathable.

    Who cares what it looks like when the wind is blowing and it -10 outside.

    Great job.
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    Looks absolutely great and you did an excellent job with the build and stitching. I can never remember the temp that is ideal for canvas? Next time I find that list I need to print it off. Do you use canvas when it is below 20 or is it 30?

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    Below 20 deg.

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    Nice winter sock! You did a good job on it!
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    I was waiting for someone to do this. Let us know how it works. It looks great. Thanks for posting!
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    Very nice job! Any idea how much your sock weighs? Would using a clothing dye, maybe olive green affect the sock/fabric?

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    Fashionably done in snow color too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewelers View Post
    Very nice job! Any idea how much your sock weighs? Would using a clothing dye, maybe olive green affect the sock/fabric?
    I haven't weighed the sock yet, but it is pretty light.

    Some clothing dyes tend to weaken fabric. If you're thinking camo, white is the best color in Winter against a snowy backdrop.

    Outside of Winter, I'm not sure I'd want to use a cotton sock because it has no waterproofing.

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    Thanks for posting this.... I just might have to make one!

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