Bug net thing help
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Daniel Fosse
(magillagorilla) - F

Locale: Southwest Ohio
Bug net thing help on 05/19/2011 11:40:21 MDT Print View

OK, I'm on a roll making stuff. I got some nano-see-um netting. 3yards x 48in. I want to make a half length net thing to go over me and my bag, kinda like the old Brawney net.

I was just going to fold the net over to go down around the bottom of my ribs and sew up the sides. Then put a draw string tube at the bottom for shock cord. Then a tie-out near the face.

Does this sound like a good plan. Any better ideas? Keep in mind, the last time I used a sewing machine was in middle school homec class (without giving away my age, let's just say it was a really freaking long time ago). I figure a net doesn't have to look nice, fit well, or be water proff, perfect starter for sewing!

Daniel Fosse
(magillagorilla) - F

Locale: Southwest Ohio
Re: Bug net thing help on 05/24/2011 09:10:25 MDT Print View

OK, I know this is not an exciting project. I have learned how to operate the sewing machine and have a basic pattern in mind. What kind of stitch should I use in netting? Should I just roll the edges? Please help the sewing impared.

Walter Carrington
(Snowleopard) - M

Locale: Mass.
Bug net old threads. on 05/24/2011 10:13:07 MDT Print View

Two threads that might help a bit are
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=47478&skip_to_post=404838#404838

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=32842