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hemming feet/sergers and raveling threads
This is Judy - LIghtHeart Gear. first, the stitching on a serger will NOT unravel if a thread breaks - the only type of stitch that unravels that easily is a chain stitch. Now, some sergers will...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roll Hem hemmer foot on sil-nylon
March 14, 2:36pm

LightHeart Gear
John S., The issue causing us to ask which hiking pole you use is that a number of brands of poles have fatter tips than others. Our patented support system uses a piece of half inch PEX (cross- ...

In Gear Deals » LightHeart Gear, 20% off through 12/31
November 30, 1:32pm

Solo tent with 2 doors
Check out the LightHeart Gear SoLong 6.

In GEAR » Solo tent
November 18, 8:48pm

LightHeart Gear Tents
Take a look at the LightHeart Gear Solo or SoLong. All LHG tents have integrated flys and quick and easy set-up. The standard versions use a high hydrostatic head sil-nylon that have a minimum ra...

In GEAR » Tent options besides Nemo Obi Elite and Big Agnes Fly Creek Platnum Model?
October 18, 10:42am

thread
Judy here from LightHeart Gear- with Gueterman thread, make sure the label says made in Germany. Some of it (or at least in the past) was made in Mexico and of much more inferior quality. They a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polyester Core-Spun Thread Source
May 12, 7:10am

LightHeart Gear tent poles
Chase - this is Judy from LIghtHeart Gear, Can you please email me privately? info@lightheartgear.com Thanks

In GEAR » LightHeart SoLong 6 - Cuben
March 27, 3:54pm

"LightHeart SoLong 6 - Cuben"
Chase, Where do I start? You've got a bit of a mess. First of all, I'm not sure why you have lengthened the corner tie-outs with the yellow cord. This should be removed. Try to start w...

In GEAR » LightHeart SoLong 6 - Cuben
March 24, 9:25pm

lapp seams
Sam, You are right in everything you said. and in certain parts of my tents where I transition from a zipper to no zipper, I often do a 'fake' felled seam - or a rolled seam (a rose by...

In Make Your Own Gear » Double Needle sewing machines?
February 23, 9:52am

flat felled/ vs lapp seam
Quote" Hope YOUR terms are right. The more I read about these terms, the more confusing it gets. "Lap felled vs. flat felled" would make it real simple if all the 'experts'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Double Needle sewing machines?
February 22, 9:35pm

lap seams vs flat felled
This is Judy from LightHeart Gear. First off, a flat felled seam is different from a true lap seam - which is what is done on a double needle machine with a folder. A flat felled seam is sewn ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Felled Seam
February 22, 9:19pm

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