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madeline nguyen
(madscot) - F

Locale: MW
Heat sealable nylon on 08/18/2010 16:07:41 MDT Print View

Hi I am new to the forum, and I would like to sew up a waterproof pack that is tough and not too heavy.

I've seen a lot of designs using this heat sealable packcloth and oxford, and I would like to give it a try.

http://www.seattlefabrics.com/nylons.html#heat%20sealable%20oxford

Unfortunately I've only seen it online and I can't just check it out at a local fabric shop and talk with the store clerk about it.

for those with experience, I have a few questions about it:
1. is it really completely waterproof?
2. will the coating rub off (I've had coatings easily shred off on some store purchased packs)
3.how much will it shrink when I heat seal it- will I be able to expect clean lines when using this?
4. do you recommend a different fabric for strength and waterproofness?

thanks for the help and the design inspirations you have already given me.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Heat sealable nylon on 08/18/2010 16:31:18 MDT Print View

Well... it's pretty waterproof....

Boat

Hand made canoe by Steve Fleetwood using heat sealable pack cloth. (at Owareusa.com)