“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
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"If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl
I am still a beginner and my seams are wobbly at best but getting better. It may not be pretty but I know this tarp will be functional.
This is my 3rd tarp. The first one pissed me off after I was 80% finished and I trashed it... vowing to never sew again.... seriously peed me off.
My second was ok but had alot of mistakes and I ended up using the fabric to make a hammock for my daughter (it was all DWR).
My biggest hurdle learning to sew was actually getting the machine setup and going. Now I can fill the bobbin, thread the needle, and be sewing in minutes.
I will definitely post pics when I am finished with this one. I am kinda proud of it.
One of my first projects was a BlackCat; oh man was it a disaster. I ended up throwing a huge 'fit' in my living room; trying to tear the sil into pieces. When that didn't work, well it kind of looked like one of those slasher movies from the 80s. If a person in the field of mental health would have been there I'm certain I would have been Baker Acted. It's funny now, but I was surely pissed then. Second version was/is a useable piece of gear, but it was only after making A LOT of stuff sacks. It gets better, I promise.
Machine set-up was certainly a challenge! I bought a really old machine and the only manual I could find online had pics that were just barely legible (very fuzzy). I felt like a 2 year old trying to tie my shoelaces as I was trying to run the thread through the machine. Still don't know why there have to be so many stupid **** hooks, clips, and springs to make a silly line of stitching.