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tyler marlow

Locale: UTAH
MYOG Monk Tarp on 08/20/2011 11:43:11 MDT Print View

Hello all!

Last weekend I spent a few hours working on a super easy starter MYOG projec, a simple 5 X 8 silnylon flat tarp.

I used some silny seconds I got around Christmas from BackwoodsDaydreamer as well as Guterman poly thread and grosgrain ribbon for the tieouts.

Sorry i forgot to take pictures in progress but its so simple it doesnt matter :)

All I did was measure out 8 feet off the 3 yards I had ordered and cut the excess. The sil was aready 5 feet wide so i didnt have to cut anything else.

Then I rolled the edges twice about 1/2 inch and sewed a straight stich along that edge. After that all that was left was to sew the 6 grosgrain perimeter tieouts which I did using a zig-zag stich, two mid-panel teiouts (with a square sil reinforcement patch), and a mitten clip for a bivy hood.

And now, for all to behold!tarp1t2t3t4t5

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: MYOG Monk Tarp on 08/20/2011 12:36:40 MDT Print View

I would reinforce your tie-outs with a sandwich of triangular fabric, capturing the grosgrain, and stitching around the perimeter to distribute the load.

As they are, a Lot of force will be concentrated in a Very small area.


Edited by greg23 on 08/20/2011 13:03:48 MDT.

Pilate de Guerre
(deGuerre) - F

Locale: SE, USA
Nice job on 08/21/2011 07:56:38 MDT Print View

Nice job Tyler! Thanks for sharing. You look stoked to be under your tarp in that last picture :)