Sewing thread

Discussion in 'DIY (Do It Yourself)' started by Strigidae, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. SEMO

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    Made a few Possibles Bags for Christmas presents.

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    Decided to move my Foraging Pouch over here :) On version 1.5 Now.. Measured to small SO i decided would go with a 1/2 size version :) should have pictures of the smaller project soon!

    Original Foraging Pouch project Below

    The Pouch ended up coming in at 12 inches wide by about 15 inches usable 16 inches total. There is inch on the top to be used for a paracord Cinch hence the 15 Usable.

    When folded the Pouch measuure 4 inches by 4 inches and is no more then 1 inch thick.

    The belt loop will easily fit a 2 inch to close to 2 1/2 inch belt.

    I on accident ended up with a nice opening between the belt loop piece and the Pouch I hope to be able to carry possible a knife or other small tools.

    I decided to go with a color that I couldn’t loose if I set it down.

    Been having a problem with my current machine not being always strong enough for this material.... so it likes to wander a little... BUT it gets the job done...

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    Forage Pouch Version 1.5
    This is the smaller version of the original foraging pouch im working on. Measured a little small so went with a 3 inch folded pouch instead of the original 4 inch fold.
    Still work to do but really wanted to share! :)

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  4. RocketmanDane

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    Finished out my foraging Pouch 1.5 today!
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    Folded Opinel 7 for size reference
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    Open Opinel 7 for size reference..
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    Finally figured out I could use my embroidery Hooper foot to get nice and close to the belt loop!
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    Folded and snapped
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    Open and snapped to outside
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    Better view of snapped to outside to hold Pouch up and snug.
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    That's slick, I like it! I have a bag like that which I use for tinder gathering. They were only offered in "mil-spec" or "tactical" colors so I took what I could get. I'm now wishing I'd made one instead so that I could have it in a loud color.

    Awesome work guys. I'm about to hand-stitch a leather stake pouch to keep my pointies from gouging my tarp when rolled up. I'll be checking back in.
     
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    I posted other pics in the leather working thread. But here's a little stake bag I made for a 10'•10' tarp. They came in a little rinky-dink plastic bag that I would not have trusted to hold toothpicks in. I figured I'd need something a little thicker. My initial design came up too short and barely wrapped over the top. So I had to stitch an additional length over it. It ended up reinforcing the area with the most stress on it.
     
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    Saw this thread and just grinned to myself.

    Latest thing I sewed: pair of 4 way stretch Tweave pants.

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  8. Strigidae

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    Gear is one thing but tailoring is a whole new ballgame of pain. Well done!
     
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    Just saw this! That is awesome, i would love to be able to sew clothing!
     
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    Never gave this thread any attention. Some cool stuff in here.
     
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    No kidding! If I count my time in this it is a $430 pair of pants. But it was really a learning experience with how to do 3 dimensional curves and how to work with this new stretchy nylon Tweave.


    Thanks! This wasn’t even done on an expensive commercial machine. I used my little ole home machine for 100% of it.
     
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    Bumping this, because I found an old cheap sewing machine in storage. =)

    Which also caused a rabbit hole of searching. Wanting to make some webbing attachments, my machine likely will not work well for it. But should give me an idea. It's a Brother VX-809.
     
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    Try it. You never know. Check the needle and make sure its suitable and then get to work. Multiple layers of cordura and webbing may crash it though.
     
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    That is one good looking Shepard!
     
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    Not expecting it to work well, just a few pieces of webbing. Planning to eventually get a decent one- long way down the road. I see a lot of great deals on used machines, so I'll keep my eyes peeled.
     
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    Im a fan of the pre and post war singers. Good price and parts support and work well. Im also a cheapskate too.
     
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    Sewed myself up a hat. Cut up a military surplus cap to make a pattern from as well as recycle the inner brim stiffener sheet. Stretchy Tweave nylon and Polartec GridFleece 0365A774-A21E-4207-9218-52058B9913F3.png EFE5340A-B215-42D8-9B5D-947961EEA3FD.png
     
  18. SEMO

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    Sewed up a few small organizer draw string bags. I used it buy bags from longbow, but then he quit selling. Now I have to sew my own.

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