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    Finished my first from scratch diy tarp

    This is my first from scratch diy tarp. My first tarp project was to re purpose an old cover from an easy up. This one is by the diy gear pattern with some 1.00 water proof fabric from the wally world bargin section. Not quite a work of art but I'm learning.

    Any tips or tricks or things I should do different? ?uploadfromtaptalk1394903683163.jpg
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    12trysomething's Avatar
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    Jealous! Well done.
    I make stoves, more stoves than I should…more stoves than my wife says I need…I can't help myself, I make stoves! Oh, did I mention Foster Pots / Mugs? My wife is so proud of me!

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    nice tarp! I also like the simplicity of your tarp suspension.

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    I can never find dollar a yard tarp material at walmart. you lucky dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by TN Cereal Killa View Post
    I can never find dollar a yard tarp material at walmart. you lucky dog
    Me either! Nice tarp, bigsig. What exactly is that material? Here's something you can try if you make a silnylon tarp. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8zhiup2pVY

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    No idea about the fabric. Said unknown origin. I did several water tests tried to force water through it etc. It has a white film like layer on inside.

    I just put an adjustable bungee on each end for suspension. Works ok so far

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    Very nice job on the tarp. I think that one will do the job for you.

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    Nicely done. Whenever I see a DIY project I think I shouldn't have skipped home ec so much when we where learning to sew. I guess that is why I took the class though so I could skip it. I stole my moms sewing machine last week, step one to a dyi. I am guessing in maybe a year or so I will complete step two and buy some fabric.

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