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    My first DIY

    Well i decided to try to conquer this beast on my own. I am going to try headchanges HH clone. I went today and got some nylon ripstop for around 15 dollars. Hopefully i can get this thing done in a few days. I will post some pics as soon as i start

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    Enjoy the project and remember this if you do make a mistake it aint final.Making most of this type of gear is very forgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bignick2112 View Post
    Well i decided to try to conquer this beast on my own. I am going to try headchanges HH clone. I went today and got some nylon ripstop for around 15 dollars. Hopefully i can get this thing done in a few days. I will post some pics as soon as i start
    I cut my DIY teeth on that one. Still have (and use) it. Good luck! Just be forwarned... once you start this horrid addiction called DIY, the support group bills will quickly pill up.
    "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
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    well i found out that i cannot sew. i will have to find some one to do this for me. just a minor setback, no biggie

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    Quote Originally Posted by bignick2112 View Post
    well i found out that i cannot sew. i will have to find some one to do this for me. just a minor setback, no biggie
    If this is your first sewing project, be not dismayed. We've all started with crooked stitches, and threadballs below. Jumping right into a HH clone is a big first step. You might consider backing off on expectations at first. Develop some skill at stitches starting off with small stuff sacks, for example. Screw one up, no great loss.

    I found it helpful also to read up well in advance on what to expect when sitting in front of the machine. RamblinRev posted maybe a dozen videos you can find on the HF video subsite for pointers on all sorts of things w.r.t. to sewing.

    Being able to make stuff opens up a whole new dimension to the camping hobby.

    don't give up yet!

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    Very good points Grizz. Don't give up yet!
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bignick2112 View Post
    well i found out that i cannot sew. i will have to find some one to do this for me. just a minor setback, no biggie
    find a connection to talk you thru the usage of the electric powered thread injector- remember- anybody can sew, but we are making GEAR!
    KM

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    i know this sounds corny and makes me look like i am 5 but i talked to my mom and she said she can show me how to do it. she wants me to try some small stuff first and then she thinks i will be able to tackle the task at hand

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    Good idea, Nick - finding a teacher doesn't sound corny! Just treat it like shop class...

    And sewing ripstop (especially silnylon) is a little more difficult than other materials b/c it's thin and slippery. Take your time, keep the seamripper handy, and you'll be stuffing down underquilts to match your Hennessy clone in no time.
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    I agree with the advice given by others here. Try some stuff sacks out of some cheap Wally World fabric before you do ripstop or sil. The slicker fabrics are more difficult, but "you can do it". The first time I did ripstop I wanted to throw the "injector" out the door.

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