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Cuben: Button Hole?
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Michael Levine
(Trout) - F

Locale: Long Beach
Cuben: Button Hole? on 05/04/2012 13:21:46 MDT Print View

I'm going to make a cuben rain skirt. I've settled on Gutterman Mara and some tiny needles (size 9). For the drawstring exit, I had planned to use my sewing machines auto-buttonholer. Is this a terrible idea? Are there any better ones? Should I just hem it like a stuff sack (slice it in the center, make a fabric tuck (hem))?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Cuben: Button Hole? on 05/04/2012 16:14:21 MDT Print View

I have very strong reservations about putting button holes in Cuban. I suspect the fabric is going to disintegrate rather quickly. I would use almost any other method.

Cheers

Andy Duncan
(bluewater)

Locale: SoCal
Re: Cuben: Button Hole? on 05/04/2012 17:20:39 MDT Print View

Maybe a metal eyelet would work? I use them as drain holes in cuben pack pockets. The 1/16" and the larger 3/32" shock cord fits. Joe @ Zpacks also uses them for drain holes in cuben packs.

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Michael Levine
(Trout) - F

Locale: Long Beach
Re: Cuben: Button Hole? on 05/05/2012 14:19:41 MDT Print View

Thanks, I went the eyelet route. It's looking pretty good!