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    Quote Originally Posted by ezhiker View Post
    Looking at the sleeves, I wondered about making a down beanie (ie Black rock) so I put it over my head with the top part of the shoulder to the back and It fits quite well. Cut it off a little above the head. You could then cut a circular piece out of the rest of the sleeve to fill in the top. Maybe a strip of fleece on the inside around the rim to make a sweat band. Maybe worth a try when I get to it.
    I did just that earlier today.....another post

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxhack View Post
    When you rip the seams do you need to sew it back up right away to contain the down? I started to try a couple of places hoping I could rip without sewing yet, but I don't think that is going to work...
    Just finished removing the sleeves from one of mine and didn't have any issues with escaped down. There's a thin strip of nylon grosgrain that you have to pick the stitches out - that's rather tedious. Then there is another set of stitches after that but they're much easier to undo. The edges of the sleeves and the shoulder have another line of stitches that kept the down contained.

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    Great job on the mods.
    I have a couple them in 3XL tall but just have not found the time to work on them..

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    Looks like I found my first DIY project! I called my local JCP and they have some JCP brand 90% goose down-filled jackets for $20/ea. Is that the same thing you guys are using? If so, I'll be going to pick up few tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tspirtle View Post
    Looks like I found my first DIY project! I called my local JCP and they have some JCP brand 90% goose down-filled jackets for $20/ea. Is that the same thing you guys are using? If so, I'll be going to pick up few tonight.
    Sounds like them, but they are $14 at my JCPs...
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    Anyone consider redistributing the down from unused pieces? Whats the best method I wonder. Thought about vacuum with panty hose to get it out......then weigh it but what about adding it to chambers that already have down in them?
    Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken!

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    Just got 7 at Dulles Mall in NoVa. Plan to make 3 and keep the 7th as a backup jacket (go figure)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tspirtle View Post
    Looks like I found my first DIY project! I called my local JCP and they have some JCP brand 90% goose down-filled jackets for $20/ea. Is that the same thing you guys are using? If so, I'll be going to pick up few tonight.
    At my store the normal sizes were $20, but the Big and Tall sizes (in that department of the store) were $14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lorax View Post
    Just finished removing the sleeves from one of mine and didn't have any issues with escaped down. There's a thin strip of nylon grosgrain that you have to pick the stitches out - that's rather tedious. Then there is another set of stitches after that but they're much easier to undo. The edges of the sleeves and the shoulder have another line of stitches that kept the down contained.
    Great, I'll try the sleeves. I tried the bottom grosgrain, but that opened into down. Next I tried the side seam for the back panel, but after removing some of the nylon grosgrain it did not appear these were double stitched either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxhack View Post
    Great, I'll try the sleeves. I tried the bottom grosgrain, but that opened into down. Next I tried the side seam for the back panel, but after removing some of the nylon grosgrain it did not appear these were double stitched either.
    both of the jackets that I opened up were stitched differently

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