Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Best seam

  1. #1
    Dutch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reinholds, PA
    Hammock
    Bridgeskin
    Tarp
    DIY Blackcat
    Insulation
    DIY Quilts
    Suspension
    Whoopie sling
    Posts
    5,252
    Images
    196

    Best seam

    I am making a bridge that requires seams lengthwise. I know the BMB has seams like this. The flat feld seam is often used for a good strong seam. I think we often use it because it is easier to waterproof for tarps. I was wondering if there is a better seam out there. Waterproof would only be a negative.
    Peace Dutch
    GA>ME 2003


    http://dutchwaregear.com

    Visit Dutchwaregear on facebook (and like it)

    8th Annual Mt Rogers Winter Hang Spreadsheet

  2. #2
    Senior Member schrochem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Austin,Tx
    Posts
    796
    Images
    57
    eww...lengthwise...do tell!
    I think the bmb had a flat felled but maybe rolled over one more time.
    not sure though.
    Any reason you didn't do it widthwise?
    Scott

    "Man is a stream whose source is hidden."
    RWE

  3. #3
    Senior Member headchange4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kentucky
    Hammock
    Dual Layer WB Blackbird
    Tarp
    OES Cuben
    Insulation
    SnugFit
    Posts
    6,267
    Images
    35
    A flat fled seam is used to join 2 pieces of fabric together at the edges. I think a rolled hem would work best for the edges of a bridge hammock. I don't really know what seam to suggest if you are putting a seam in the body of the hammock like JRB uses for the pad pocket on the BMB hammock. I have yet to make a bridge hammock so I can't say anything for sure.
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it." -Terry Pratchett



    Premium Quality, Fresh Roasted Coffee
    www.meancatcoffee.com

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •