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    First DIY Tarp!

    My buddy, agilous, and I made our first DIY tarp this weekend. It's an 11'x10' diygear hex tarp. For a first project, this was about the right level of difficulty: we screwed up several things but still finished the project! We used Dutch's new 1.1 Sil Nylon; very slippery stuff. In the end, the tarp hangs tight and looks pretty good. The space we pitched it is a little tight, but everything turned out fine.






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    Great looking tarp!! Any advice on sewing silnylon? I hear its slippery to sew

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    Quote Originally Posted by meisjoe View Post
    Great looking tarp!! Any advice on sewing silnylon? I hear its slippery to sew
    Pin it; even the hem. We used a pretty small needle for most of it then switched to a larger needle for doing the tie outs.

    Also, bourbon helps. "This silnylon is making me thirsty!"

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    Looking purdy.
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    Looks like it'll do the job and look good do'n it.

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    Very cool. What would you do differently next time? It's always great to hear about the mistakes.

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    Another great looking tarp- good job!

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    First DIY Tarp!

    I "freestyled" a couple of the hems. I think next time I'd take a bit more time to pin all the hems.

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    How does one pin hems without creating holes in the wrong places?
    Or is this even something to worry about

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    If you're worried about holes, use paper binder clips instead of pins.

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