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Matt Wujek
(mattwujek) - F
Where to buy patterns? on 02/23/2011 00:35:25 MST Print View

Hi everyone, I'm new to the site and I looked in the search index and couldn't find much on where to buy patterns for outdoor shell jackets. Also where can you get patterns for backpacks?

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Where to buy patterns? on 02/23/2011 00:51:11 MST Print View

Green Pepper patterns are sold by a couple of different places. I've used them.


Tohru Ohnuki
(erdferkel) - F

Locale: S. California
Re: Where to buy patterns? on 02/23/2011 03:15:02 MST Print View

Seattle fabrics have some that are outdoor oriented:
Seattle Fabric pattern selection

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Where to buy patterns? on 02/23/2011 07:02:57 MST Print View

quest outfitters and outdoor wilderness fabrics both have patterns and good prices on materials. look for the plans for the original g-4 pack, i think they are still free some place.

here is a source for some "not so new" design ideas

packs quilts and tarps are all pretty easy to do without a pattern. for clothes i have used the green pepper patterns but i always make a test one on cheap fabric as the sizing almost always needs tweaking.


Walter Carrington
(Snowleopard) - M

Locale: Mass.
Patterns on 02/23/2011 08:28:02 MST Print View also check their sales flyer for fabric bargains. greenpepper and many other patterns, fabrics, etc. also check his kits; the best for fabrics for UL gear.

Andrew Schriner
(lettheguydance) - F

Locale: Midwest
patterns on 02/23/2011 09:36:12 MST Print View

There's also this place. They seem to have the most modern, technical jackets I've found.

Mike Knapp
(IdahoMike) - F

Locale: Idaho
More Places for MYOG Patterns, including some for Free on 02/26/2011 20:55:35 MST Print View

Here is a link to the patterns section of the Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics web site. They are also a good source for fabrics, straps, buckles, cord and all the stuff you need for making gear:

Also there are a couple FREE patterns on the Six Moons Designs web site for a bivy and a simple tarptent:

And on the Tarptent web site if you get an itch to make a shelter:

Good luck!

Edited by IdahoMike on 02/26/2011 20:57:50 MST.