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    And it begins, first DIY stuff sack

    Here it is in all its crooked glory. My first stuff sack made from some orange rip stop I picked up at Jo-Ann's fabric. My eyeball close enough to even is way off. I'm going to give this to my boys. They will be the true tester of how well my stitching will hold up.

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    Nice work, but you are in trouble now...the DIY bug has no cure!!

    Let me know if you want idea or help for more projects.


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    And so it begins!!! Lol

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    So it's a little crooked, some of mine are too I think it is in part that I didn't want to waste some strange shaped scraps and in part to my abilities as an operator of a thread injector.

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    Haha, I'm about to start in the same way... A DIY sewn stake bag!

    Good luck, and have fun!

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    Looks GREAT! welcome to the DIY club.
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    Can't tell for sure, but make sure you either do a full rolled hem or melt the edges of the ripstop or it will start to unravel annoying fibers. Welcome to the addiction. So far I've made more stuff sacks than I can count, a tarp, top quilt, 4 pairs of wristies, pack cover/gear hammock/chair, working on a winter tarp now. I can stop any time I want to .....really I can.
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    soon you'll be like all the rest of us. . . looking for that next fix . . . er project to fix up I mean. . . now where did my tape measure go . . .

    Welcome to the club. I started keeping a list of the projects I wanted to make. For each one I finish, I seem to add at least 4 to the list.

    So far I've made an Under Quilt, A pair of Srgt. Rock's UL UCR's, a pair of Whoopie Slings, An Adjustable Structural Ridge line, a set of Pot Cozies, a couple of Ridge Line organziers, a Turtledog stand, a stove windscreen.

    Still on the list:

    A 3 season Sil Tarp
    A UL Hammock from 1.5 Ripstop
    A Top Quilt
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    A Pot Stand
    A Winter Sil Tarp
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    A summer Under Quilt
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    and I'm pretty sure by the time I get done with that I'll have a new list that is twice as long as this one.
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    Thanks guys. Yes I did roll the seam to keep the edges from fraying. I need to make two more " tree strap bags" and a vest for the dog for when were out during hunting season. Then who knows where the thread injector will take me. Dare i say top quilt?

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    working on my 15th stuffsack. their definitly the way to start! i just fineshed my winter tarp with doors as well as a 20$ down uq! i got the bug and im only 12!

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