If it rips, it's a prototype ;-) Never take a prototype anywhere where failure could be a problem. So far I've never had a failure with sleeping bags (actually a buddy melted a zipper in a drier once, but that was user error and gave me an "opportunity" to add more down),quilts, stuff sacks, tarps, or tarp tents. I've had trouble with windpants made of 1.1 oz miniripstop getting worn out, including seams blown out before I adjusted the pattern. Windshirts seeem to hold up fine in 1.1 oz, but they need constant washing and DWR treatment. I haven't made an UL pack yet, but my 12 oz per pair low rider bicycle front panniers made out of 4 oz oxford and 1.4 oz silnyl have held up for about 600 miles of unsupported touring so far. My rear panniers are 20+ years old and have thousands of mile on them, but I backed up the original stiching the last time I used them and the fading nylon is starting to look like polymer death.
I've scrapped more homemade gear to polyurethane coatings reverting to a sticky, stinky mess than I have to workmanship failure. That's one good thing about silicone coatings, they'll never morph into mystery glue on you.
Years ago I tried to sew my own climbing harness with inadequate thread and sewing machine. It didn't survive the first bounce test executed in a tree branch test fixture. I wish now I had a video tape of the experience, but at the time it would have been mortifyingly embarassing. It's been commercial harnesses, replaced regularly ever since.
I've fixed a lot of commercial gear that wasn't properly put together. I've yet to find a pair of commercial trekking poles that have the straps correctly set up in a mirro image of each other's twist. I swear, most companies never use the stuff they put out.