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ultra light
an ultra light way, that doesn't involve a seam ripper, would be a bit of something like tenacious tape to hold on a piece of 'webbing' made from tyvek, with a tiny bit of velcro.

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
April 14, 6:19pm

fold over elastic
The elastic that's normally used for binding is called "fold over elastic" or FOE. It's usually woven elastic (which doesn't get narrower when stretched, just thinner), which...

In Make Your Own Gear » Name of an Elastic Type Cuff or Waistband Material
April 13, 7:48pm

Re: +1 for Zenni
Zenni is fine if you have a high tolerance for poorly made, unfitted eyewear. (And a lot of people do, because sadly, the stuff from many dispensing opticians isn't any better, and people don&...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 11, 7:00pm

sandwich
Consider a sandwich of reinforcement on both sides of the sil. On the other hand, I'm not sure how much your puckering matters. Is it going to leak?

In Make Your Own Gear » help! can't fix my pucker
March 23, 7:41pm

Re: About to buy my first sewing machine….
I would buy about a dozen bobbins, and an assortment of needles (I'd start with a pack sharp points in every size that fits the machine.), and some thread. I buy a lot of this sort of stuff fr...

In Make Your Own Gear » About to buy my first sewing machine….
March 23, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Coffee Can
The cone should stand up on its own. the can or whatever is just to keep it from getting knocked around, and to encourage the thread to come off the top. If your drawing the thread straight up, w...

In Make Your Own Gear » My First Backpack.
March 02, 9:19pm

Re: Thread
Thread is put on spools one of two ways. It's either parallel wound, like bobbins are wound, or it's crosswound (thread makes an X pattern). Thread that's parallel wound is intended t...

In Make Your Own Gear » My First Backpack.
March 02, 9:01am

needles
Match the needle to the job, and to the thread size being used. As Roger says, there's little difference between needles of the same point style, size, and system, but of different brands, at ...

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 10, 8:27pm

test the machine
Jerry's right: you want to test the machine. Take samples of the stuff you work with: fabric, thread, straps, and sew them. The 8700 is an okay machine, and should cope with your materials fi...

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 03, 9:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Thread take-up spring
the machine appears to be threaded properly. It's possible the take up spring is too far clockwise, but I don't know the machine, nor it's normal behavior. But if the machine worked w...

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 03, 8:14pm

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