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thanks!
Thanks for all the suggestions, obviously this is something that most of us have struggled with. I've done pinning but also find it time consuming and annoying, i've adjusted the presser f...

In Make Your Own Gear » sewing two materials w/ differing stretch characteristics
January 28, 8:37pm

sewing two materials w/ differing stretch characteristics
I've been struggling with sewing 3d mesh and other stretchy materials to a non stretch or very little stretch material together. The main problem area for this is shoulder straps. By the time ...

In Make Your Own Gear » sewing two materials w/ differing stretch characteristics
January 27, 7:27pm

unaweep confusion
I'm confused if you can purchase just the unaweep frame, if the talon is the unaweep frame, or if i'm just looking in the wrong place. the packs look great. Michael

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 13, 7:32pm

cobra dealer
where'd you get the cobra buckles?

In Make Your Own Gear » 2" hipbelt buckle & webbing
May 08, 10:20am

go ruck
That looks a bit like the goruck factory...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
March 21, 7:02pm

duomid/pyramid peak sewing
I'm starting on my second 6x8' duomid soon and i'm trying to figure out how i'm going to do the final peak on the tent. On my first i sewed all the panels together, then cut some m...

In Make Your Own Gear » duomid/pyramid peak sewing
March 10, 11:23pm

Cord routing
In my experience each time you have the cord go through something the more resistance it gives and the less it will want to evenly compass through the different loops. (I hope this makes sense) So ...

In Make Your Own Gear » My First Backpack.
February 22, 12:09am

Loops length
It's usually a large loop then two progressively smaller loops.

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 09, 9:13pm

Urtek
Yeah, they're plastic coated waterproof zippers. I was using #14 needles at first but switched to #18 to make a larger whole so the thread could move more easily through it. I'm using gut...

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 09, 3:51pm

somewhat resolved
I installed the no backlash spring and the new tension knob. The problem still persists with Urtek zipper if i go fast. Luckily it's a relatively short distance to stitch so i just go as slow...

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 09, 2:56pm

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