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    DIY Finished

    Ok so this is my first time ever using a sewing machine. My mom's machine didnt want to work so i used my grandmothers machine, this thing is 52 years old but it got the work done. My seem are nothing to brag about.

    Being my first i went simple 10x12 tarp. Now that the wind has died down i have set it up and got some pictures.
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    and the addiction spreads.......
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Nice first crack at a tarp!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nighthawk156 View Post
    Ok i used my grandmothers machine, this thing is 52 years old .
    That alone makes it a keeper for gear making.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Beautiful tarp. and for a first effort as well. I bet youll be very happy with it.

    I bet now youll be hoping for the worst weather pssible just to test it
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    Quote Originally Posted by HitchHiking View Post
    I bet now youll be hoping for the worst weather pssible just to test it
    Well I tried to set it up yesterday when I finished it and there was 40+ mph gusts of wind outside. I ended up breaking 2 Fig 9's.

    Well this afternoon I got bored and made some snake skins for my tarp.
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    Very nice looking tarp. Congrats on the first project.
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    Nice tarp indeed, you will like the extra coverage and with how you spaced the tie outs you will be able to close the ends.
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    Good looking start you've got there! Welcome to the addiction that is DIY gear.
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    Nice looking tarp. I'll be starting to make one the same size (12x10)tonight.

    I'm just wondering if the middle tie out (on this side) is necessary. I was planning on putting a tie out on each corner and then 3 feet in from each corner(leaving a 6 foot stretch in the middle (total of 4 tie out on each side). Does any one see a problem with that???

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