I am just getting started making my own gear and I am still too sheepish to order and work with brand spanking new expensive materials.
Before I conjure up the guts to order a kit from Thru-Hiker, I am looking for any left-overs/left for dead projects at affordable prices that a novice MYOG'er can use to practice and/or completely screw up without having his wife yell at him for being wasteful. Yeah. I've got one of those.
SilNylon, WPB, down, patterns, etc.