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Cali Terrasas
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Locale: So Cal
What fabric to use?? on 02/03/2009 18:27:57 MST Print View

Hi there
Ok so I am really new to the whole make your own gear thing but I am really excited and have been practicing on my sewing with basic patterns from my local fabric store
Any way I have been reading a lot on here with all the different gear and ideas but.

I am getting confused and just need some basic help and advice on what and where to buy a few things.
So here it goes.
I want to make,
1. Pull over rain coat
2. Hiking cargo shorts
3. Down quilt
4. Bivy sack
5. Tarp like shelter

Here is my query? What material should I buy for each of these projects and if you could be so kind where do I order them?
I will be trying all kinds of patterns and test runs on each before making them but I still don’t want to have to sell a kidney to buy the materials. But I do want it to work well
I am not an “ultra lighter” exactly but I do like lightweight gear. So I need more need for function then to be able to say, “my pack is lighter then yours”.

Thanks guys and I hope to hear back from any one with any thoughts and ideas

Teach me I am here to learn!

Edited by cal429258 on 02/03/2009 18:29:47 MST.