The "what have you made today" thread

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Gadget, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Foxster

    Foxster Section Hiker

    I think a tartan pattern and 12" shorter would look cuter :sneaky:
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  2. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    It is not a kilt and I do propose to wear pants under it :)
  3. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    An XL version in Coyote with red zip from @paul 20210516_192609.jpg 20210516_192720.jpg
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  4. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Wire hooks for "deadman" system with regular stakes for extra holding force in soft ground. Credit:
    During trip preparation I'm often irrationally worried about soil quality for staking, hence my hefty Ti nails which I can literally hammer into slate if necessary. That's the hard end of the spectrum covered but that still left me in doubt about whether I should take some wider Alu stakes for boggy conditions as well.
    Initial backyard testing with this system was surprisingly positive and I'll definitely take this on my next trip for field testing. 19g of 2mm stainless wire added to my pack but probably still a weight off my shoulders in the end :) Would probably work with lighter gauge wire rods but I used what I had laying around.
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  5. Myoggeek

    Myoggeek Summit Camper

    rain skirt and trousers very respectable. Not showing to much leg!
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  6. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Inner tent tensioners for my Tramplite. Of course it’s raining so I can’t try them out.

  7. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    For other lovers of Argon fabric/lightDWR/breathable-good for active/light shell/Vapour barrier boosting duties/static warmth boost when you're wet etc - I have been playing with some Argon 67 (quite exy per metre) for a hoody and it is remarkably similar in characteristic, but for the calendaring process, to the nylon used in the cycling shirty thing (was a bargain-pre made:whistling:) I mentioned (seems to be no longer for sale-woops) on here a while back. That is, paired with some Alpha direct/UL fleece it is quite warm and will dump lots of moisture, if that suits your needs.
    Last edited: May 22, 2021
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  8. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Made a 1p xl bugbivy
    215*95/80*90/75 and a 15cm bathtub floor

    The zipper goes around the head end and on top all the way to the end. So I have 3 sides to choose from as an opening.

    I can also use it as a bivy and only suspend the head end.
    All French seams.

    Weight without cordage 330gram with cords and some plastic hardware 390gr. I think I can save some by using thinner elastic cord. I only had some 3mm left. The stuffsack is oversized and compresses down to about a third of the size on the photo.

    Made with pu3000 n6.6 0.6 mesh and 34gr ripstop

    Carbon tubes in the corners
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  9. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

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  10. Snowonher

    Snowonher Summit Camper

    Put together a new pack, VX21 and 500d cordura, 350g. Wanted a pack that was larger for winter day hikes but small enough for summer overnighters, so it's quite narrow and got more of a taper. Zip closure too so I can use the full volume of the collar. The length of Multicam black is finally coming to an end :woot:

  11. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Like the idea of the zip top. Out of interest how did you sew the top of your, what I assume is, stretch panel? I have a Singer 201K and am trying to figure out how to make it do a flexible hem. Should I get flexible thread?
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  12. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Zig zag for stretchy fabrics. Have a look at the pack myog video I posted, it shows it clearly.
  13. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Trouble is 201k only does straight stitch without some special attachment. I'll take a look at your vid.
  14. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Ah, ok. Can't help you with that. I never used flexible thread in my tailoring days, but then again I never made kit. We used zig zag, overlocker or specialist sewing machine that does stretch stitch.
  15. Snowonher

    Snowonher Summit Camper

    Yes, like Lempo said, zig-zag stitching lets it stretch!
  16. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Flexible hem on what type of fabric?
  17. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

  18. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    On my Liteway Elementum pack they have put an elastic binding over the edge with a double line of plain stitching on it. The stitches look a bit looser than normal and I wonder if they stretch the material as they are sewing.

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  19. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

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  20. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

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  21. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Some YT vids around on this. It can be done with what you've got if you just want a hem I'm pretty sure. Longish stitch length 3-4 mm I think. Snowonher has just put a double hem roll onto their pocket I believe. Good luck.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2021
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  22. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I think you might find very small stitches have more "stretch" over all. Experiment.
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  23. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    A backpack I have form decathlon (before myog :p) has a single row of small stitches on the mesh pocket.

    I'll check if i can dig it up and take a picture
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  24. rikdon

    rikdon Summit Camper

    Venison jerky. Made from 4 loins. £12.00 for the 4 delivered. Mind you they only had to travel about half a mile. My property backs onto an estate where the deer were culled. Possibly not classed as "Gear" though!:)
  25. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    The fold over elastic sewn and the folded to the inside of the pocket
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