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    Ho do you sew tree huggers

    I have found some 3/8" polyester webbing that has a 1500lbs limit. I want to use it for some tree huggers but I will have to sew the loops at the ends.

    Does anyone have a certain thread they like to use for this?

    What pattern or design will work the best?

    How long should the stitching be on the webbing? Will 1" be sufficient?

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    I use polyester thread for sewing outdoor furniture. http://www.chaircarepatio.com/c-465-...ategoryID=465&

    I sew a box with an "X" through it, and then double it. 1" should be fine.
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    3/8" is pretty thin stuff, really not much better than just wrapping some cordage around the tree.

    As far as sewing them, bartacks seem to be the norm. I've built 4 sets and always used 5 or 6 bar tacks the width of the webbing (minus 1/8" or so for the edges).

    Mine are like the yellow strap shown here:

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    I'm in agreement with both of the above - either bar tacks, or box and X pattern should work.
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    I agree that a wider strap would better serve the purpose of tree protection.

    Here is a frequently referred to test of a variety of stitch patterns... http://www.caves.org/section/vertical/nhback/NH03.pdf.

    Scroll down to page 11.

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    Narrowest strap I've ever gone with is 1".
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    cool thanks guys

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    hth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kobold View Post
    hth!

    What are the strengths relative to? The tensile strength of the strap?

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    primarily to each other, but yes, to the strap itself too iirc.

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