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    another project...

    seems there is always something to do in the computer /sewing room now....

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    Is tulle an alright substitute, if that is what you have for mesh? Is quality an issue?
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    Well, tulle is what I had so I made some. I dropped the length of each from 7' to 6' and I made the tubes skinnier. The diameter on the small ends are 1" and the diameter on the wide end is 2.5" It fits my OES MacCat Standard very well. I hope they hold up.
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    Just made a set of these with some leftover ripstop. I made them 3" on the narrow side and 13" on the wide side. Working great so far for my DIY BlackCat tarp.

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    Anyone have a link to one piece skin instructions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashbang009 View Post
    Anyone have a link to one piece skin instructions?
    I figure it would just be a rectangle about the same length as your tarp's ridgeline at somewhere between 7" and 9.5" in width. Sew the long edges together to form a tube, and then add a Roll Hem to each end. I'd add some shock-cord or drawstring to each end just for good measure and ease of deployment.

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    Me too

    Quote Originally Posted by tygr View Post
    That's almost exactly what I did when I made my own "snake skins."

    • I cut two pieces of black tulle into 6-foot lengths and 8-inches wide with no taper.
    • At both ends, I sewed pieces of bias tape to create nice finished ends.
    • On one end, I folded it six inches and sewed another piece of bias tape (creating a "new end") so that it overlapped itself.
    • Then I folded it in half lengthwise (short overlapped end inside itself) and did a zig zag stitch the whole 5' 5" length.
    • When finished, I turned it inside out and ended up with a similar setup that started this thread.
    • This made two skins; one for each end of the tarp.


    I didn't know how tight it would be for my AHE Shangri La tarp, but found that it was very doable to get it in; although very snug in the middle.

    Both skins combine for a total weight of 13g/0.5oz. Pics are posted in a reply below.
    I did basically the same thing but I used green heavy tulle. I like the pocket idea, maybe next time.
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    This is going to be my first DIY project that I was going to start making next week so it was nice to have this place to read so many great ideas! Thanks to all you with the creative ideas for me to use.

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    For those of us lacking their "Thread Injector/Gear Making Machine" licenses (or learner permits for that matter)....is there anyone out there selling mesh skins?

    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    For those of us lacking their "Thread Injector/Gear Making Machine" licenses (or learner permits for that matter)....is there anyone out there selling mesh skins?

    Miguel
    There is.

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    And probably others...

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