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    Senior Member blackbishop351's Avatar
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    Walmart has the newer release of the same Brother machine I'm borrowing from JimTanker for about $80...I'm getting my own next month! It's worked great for me so far, and I've used it for some pretty tough stuff. Like my suspension straps. Ten loops each, three bartacks per loop, three layers of webbing per bartack. And still going strong
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Why don't you DIY a sewing machine? With LEDs.

    Thrift stores and Salvation Army stores sometimes have good deals on decent machines, I've heard.
    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    Walmart has the newer release of the same Brother machine I'm borrowing from JimTanker for about $80...I'm getting my own next month! It's worked great for me so far, and I've used it for some pretty tough stuff. Like my suspension straps. Ten loops each, three bartacks per loop, three layers of webbing per bartack. And still going strong
    Oh man a homemade sewing machine. Well I am a Maintenance Supervisor so I am sure I can come up with a 5hp motor and all the chain and sprockets and all the other parts I need. And I have access to a welder. Just have to get my house wired for 480 volts hehe. Hmmmmm

    Yea I saw that Brother machine at Wally World. I will check out Goodwill and the Salvation Army first though.
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    Wish I could sew. I'd love a pair of homemade Pythons. Snakeskins #4 barely fit with my Nest.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Wish I could sew. I'd love a pair of homemade Pythons. Snakeskins #4 barely fit with my Nest.

    I wish I knew how to sew as well But I AM going to learn.
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    Guys, it's one of the easiest things you'll ever learn. Riding a bike makes this look like falling down. I promise!
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    I have a sewing machine that my wife never uses. I bought it for her a year ago. The real reason I bought it for her was so I could use it. Don;t tell her I said that. I have never had any luck with it though. Every time I try to sew something the stitches are always to looks or it is to tight and pulls the fabric together. I need someone to teach me how to us it.

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    Attrol my suggestion is if you don't have family or friends that are available to teach you is to find a local sewing shop and inquire about classes. We have a small Mom & Pop sewing shop here and they are always offering classes. I am thinking about joining one just to get me started off on the right foot and pick up bad habits before the bad habits set in.

    Heres an idea since alot of the hammock gear is homemade and a bunch of the folks that frequent here do their on mods and make their own gear would it be benificial to have a sub section specific to sewing?
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    It could be helpful to have it consolidated on here. A lot of it's already out there, though. Like this one - it's the best sewing primer I've seen for the kinds of materials we work with.
    http://www.geocities.com/gengvall/sew/sew.html

    Prolly answer all of attroll's questions - have a look.
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    Nice link thanks for posting it. I hadn't seen that one. I usually go to;

    http://www.thru-hiker.com/workshop.asp?subcat=11
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    First sewing experience was in the Boy Scouts....repairing gear....then sewing on all those patches.

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    Ounces to Grams.

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