First attempt... need help!
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Dee Bee
(StoopheadFred) - F
First attempt... need help! on 02/21/2010 00:05:21 MST Print View

Hey guys, so this is going to be my first attempt at making anything! I'm going into this basically with no knowledge of how to make my own gear and the goal is to make a waterproof t-shirt out of a material that is going to feel as similar to cotton as possible.

Maybe a softshell type material? The main use of this would be as an outer layer for spring like conditions or days where it's not dumping snow. I don't know what material would be best or where I would aquire it, and I would really appreciate all of your advice on what type of stitching to use, whether I should seal the seams and with what, and what type of material would give me the desired cotton-like feel.

Thanks guys, can't wait to hear from ya!

Dee Bee
(StoopheadFred) - F
Think I've made a decision on 02/23/2010 09:44:20 MST Print View

I think I'm going to go with Polartec Power Shield. Went and checked it out today at Seattle Fabrics and it looks like exactly what I'm looking for. Now all I've got to do it learn to make a pattern, learn to sew, and learn to seal seams.

will samsky
(wsamsky) - F

Locale: Sunny Arizona
pattern on 02/23/2010 10:06:39 MST Print View

ive never used their patterns but check out thegreenpepper.com they have some cool looking patterns someone on here made the rain jacket and it looked mad legit.

here is the link to that jacket
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=28652

Edited by wsamsky on 02/23/2010 10:08:55 MST.