Interesting sewing readings
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Marco A. Sánchez
(marcoasn) - M

Locale: The fabulous Pyrenees
Interesting sewing readings on 11/30/2010 09:33:46 MST Print View

Although many of the tips have already been discussed in the forums, it is worth reading some of these documents:

www.amann.com/en/download/industrial-sewing-threads.html

In particular:


  • Prevention of seam pucker.
  • Stretch it! When elastic seams are needed.


And if you want to improve your sewing skills:

  • Sewing Exercise Sheets

Edited by marcoasn on 11/30/2010 09:35:46 MST.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Interesting sewing readings on 11/30/2010 13:56:54 MST Print View

Also have a look at the Rasant brochure. The Rasant 120 is very good with silnylon; the Rasant 75 is also suitable for high stress areas such as attachment points.

Cheers

Marco A. Sánchez
(marcoasn) - M

Locale: The fabulous Pyrenees
Re: Interesting sewing readings on 12/01/2010 02:51:27 MST Print View

Yep, very good stuff... I use both.

However, I can not find them locally. Not mass market products, I suppose.

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: Re: Interesting sewing readings on 12/01/2010 08:50:04 MST Print View

I don't suppose any of you have researched the claims that Gore-Tex makes on their Tenara thread? Living in AZ, the claim that poly or poly/cotton loses so much strength in the UV light out here is worrisome initially (good marketing on their part).

I just wonder exactly how skewed their research was? I found some tenara through sailrite and it's $130 per cone!!!

Either way, pretty positive the benefits aren't worth that much of a price hike. It's more a question of curiosity.

Marco A. Sánchez
(marcoasn) - M

Locale: The fabulous Pyrenees
Re: GORE TENARA on 12/01/2010 10:57:44 MST Print View

Well… they only provide vague sentences without any actual data.

Perhaps, the best one is “In fact, it is guaranteed to outlast the fabric in which it is used!”

After all, GORE-TEX is “Guaranteed to Keep You Dry”… in a laboratory.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: GORE TENARA on 12/01/2010 11:00:16 MST Print View

"Well… they only provide vague sentences without any actual data."

That is what Marketing does.

--B.G.--

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: GORE TENARA on 12/01/2010 13:18:26 MST Print View

Figured as much, was hoping maybe they had some product brochures online with the actual science printed in them (Dupont does this for some products which is REALLY cool and informative of them) but couldn't find anything.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Re: Re: GORE TENARA on 12/01/2010 13:22:33 MST Print View

You can only provide real data if the science exists.

And since it apparently doesn't.....