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Kevin Lane
(Paddster) - F

Locale: western NY
By Hand on 02/11/2007 18:18:45 MST Print View

I lack a sewing machine and any experience with one, except drunk in college but we will not talk about that. Can I create a decent overbag - bivy with handstitching or am I wasting my time?

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: By Hand on 02/11/2007 19:55:32 MST Print View

Hand stitching is entirely practical. Just search the net - and this and other MYOG forums - for hand stitching instructions. Learn a few stitches and remember to pin everything in place before you start sewing.

Jane McMichen
(jmcmichen) - F

Locale: Maine, DownEast Coast
Re; Handstitching on 02/18/2007 10:11:57 MST Print View

Kevin, thanks for the question. I am also just venturing into handstitching a sleeping bag and was wondering the same thing. Vick, I searched BPL and Google but didn't find instructions for handstitching. Know of any specific links you could supply? Thanks in advance.

PS - after going to MYOG posts from a year ago, found this link on google.
Basic Stitches

Lots of good info, just have to start at the beginning of the MYOG posts instead of the end. Other links still appreciated, though!

Edited by jmcmichen on 02/18/2007 11:14:50 MST.