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    How to make a winter tarp.

    I will be using some 30D waterproof material to make a winter tarp. Should I use pins and then sew? Do I need to seal it later? I've read that the material is light and thin and slippery. Any special tips on sewing this material. I was thinking to use velcro to close the doors..is this overkill? Is it hard to do? Thanks in advance for your wisdom.
    Last edited by Girotogo; 12-30-2011 at 13:14. Reason: typed 'hammock' but was thinking 'tarp'

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    well I used a 1.9 ripstop from Joannes to make a packable cot and sewing it we used blue painters tape instead of pins to keep it in place. actually ended up just sewing straight through the tape on the second side and just peeled it off after and worked perfectly. Didnt' effect the stitch or make a mess or jam up the machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
    well I used a 1.9 ripstop from Joannes to make a packable cot and sewing it we used blue painters tape instead of pins to keep it in place. actually ended up just sewing straight through the tape on the second side and just peeled it off after and worked perfectly. Didnt' effect the stitch or make a mess or jam up the machine.
    Brilliant! This will be used next time I make something, thanks Slo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
    well I used a 1.9 ripstop from Joannes to make a packable cot and sewing it we used blue painters tape instead of pins to keep it in place. actually ended up just sewing straight through the tape on the second side and just peeled it off after and worked perfectly. Didnt' effect the stitch or make a mess or jam up the machine.
    You didn't think you could talk about a DIY packable cot and not show pictures did you??!!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    You didn't think you could talk about a DIY packable cot and not show pictures did you??!!?
    oh man, you're gonna make me finally learn how to post pics. Posting a reply is about as tech savy as I get but I'll give it a go. Tomorrow when i get off work I'll post some pics

    It's really nothing extravigant, meant as something to throw in a survival kit. Just a big rectangle of ripstop with 2 9" channels on either long side to slide a pole (straight as piece of wood as you can find) through. Notch a couple thicker logs to accomodate keeping the poles spread and you're off the ground. Phreshayre has a Youtube vid of his in canvas, just copied it.

    i'll post pics tomorrow anyways, I've been slacking on actually using it yet.. when you have a hammock and all
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    Ohh we need some pics of this!

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    omg why hasnt this been spread! this is such a good idea, Im making my first DIY 1.9 oz ripstop hammock......DUDE SUCH A GOOD IDEA ON THE TAPE
    Every time I hang in a tree I get a coconut to the head.....stupid coconuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPsax View Post
    omg why hasnt this been spread! this is such a good idea, Im making my first DIY 1.9 oz ripstop hammock......DUDE SUCH A GOOD IDEA ON THE TAPE
    Trade secret

    Glad it'll help
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    do I need to use a certain size needle to sew this slippery stuff?

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