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    Duck Canvas - What to make?

    I have my hands on 2 yd of 60" wide duck canvas and 4 yd at 30" wide.

    Any ideas on what to make with it? I thought about a winter sock, but I don't think it is enough material.

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    You could make a gear hammock maybe
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    I could make a hat, or a brooch, a pterodactyl...



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    Assuming that both fabrics look similar and are the same weight.

    I think you do have enough for a winter sock. All total you have 240 square yards of material. The hammock sock pattern found here: http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearHammockSock.html calls for less material than that. You just may need to get creative about where you put the seams and how you piece it all together. I would just think it through completely before I began cutting anything.

    Other than that, if you mostly car camp, you might consider a tarp.
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    Maybe an anorak. MacEntyre has made some awesome looking ones! Search his posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Maybe an anorak. MacEntyre has made some awesome looking ones! Search his posts.
    +1 That was my thought on the matter too.

    Or you could make a set of Grizzbeaks for 1 end of your tarp and possibly put in a small backpacking stove with a chimney.

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    I'm having a duck cloth jacket made for me. Its the skyline jacket from Green Pepper Patterns.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions! Both sections are the same fabric, so a winter sock may be in the cards...more investigation is in order!

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    Water bag...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arothian View Post
    I have my hands on 2 yd of 60" wide duck canvas and 4 yd at 30" wide.

    Any ideas on what to make with it? I thought about a winter sock, but I don't think it is enough material.
    I'm thinking sailor's ditty bags and DIY hats (think Tilley hat, but with embroidery fancy).

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    Water bag...

    Old man! Had to explain to a skylarker the other day about hanging a bag in front of the radiator when heading across the desert...he'd never heard of it or that.

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