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David Maxwell
(DavidMaxwell)

Locale: eastern, tn
What to make with old sleepingbag?? on 12/24/2011 17:42:07 MST Print View

I have an old O* quallofil bag.
I was about to throw it out when it came to me that I might be able to make something out of it. Which is kinda funny since I have never made anything. But thought maybe I could give it a try.
I first thought of a vest ...
then a hat and socks ...

The shell and liner is made of nylon.
So what would be the best way to reseal the nylon after cutting it?
And, what would be a good first time project for me to start with??

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
Fat suit on 12/24/2011 19:49:49 MST Print View

A friend of mine took 2 sleeping bags and put them together with zippers and such to make a fat suit. He uses it in the deep cold around camp - kind of like the poor mans 8000 meter suit.

Enjoy,

Dave

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: What to make with old sleepingbag?? on 12/24/2011 20:09:34 MST Print View

Whatever you make, the best way to seal it is to sew it shut. Much easier with your synthetic bag than with down. Have fun and show us what you make.

robert v
(mtnbob123) - F

Locale: Upstate South Carolina
Make a dog bag. on 12/24/2011 20:40:53 MST Print View

I have made a dog sleeping bag out of an old sleeping bag before. Easy as can be. Cut bag in half and sew the edges up.

David Maxwell
(DavidMaxwell)

Locale: eastern, tn
post pics on 12/25/2011 09:11:14 MST Print View

"Have fun and show us what you make"

There better be a humor section if you want me to show my first ever attempt at making something. Maybe I will and everyone can have a good holiday laugh.

Edited by DavidMaxwell on 12/25/2011 09:12:06 MST.

David Maxwell
(DavidMaxwell)

Locale: eastern, tn
what thread on 12/25/2011 21:03:05 MST Print View

Since this is a nylon shell, what type of thread should I use?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: what thread on 12/25/2011 21:28:02 MST Print View

"Since this is a nylon shell, what type of thread should I use?"

Gutterman 100% Polyester thread works, readily available at local fabric store