Sewing Thread....A discussion on making your own adventure textile gear.

williaty

Member
Brings up one of my pet peeves: All the tables sag

Do I level like you did from the ends of the table (since it should look the best visually)?

Do I level the bed of the machine itself (since that determines oil flow)?

Do I level the area of the table nearest to the needle (since that's where I work)?


Grrrrrrrrr!
 

BritKLR

Kapitis Indagatoris
Brings up one of my pet peeves: All the tables sag

Do I level like you did from the ends of the table (since it should look the best visually)?

Do I level the bed of the machine itself (since that determines oil flow)?

Do I level the area of the table nearest to the needle (since that's where I work)?


Grrrrrrrrr!
So true! I've often thought of adding a couple pieces of aluminum angle stock to make the table straight but, then I visit several large commercial sewing manufacturers and all their tables sag.......
 

alia176

Explorer
hello folks,

I need some guidance with a sewing project of mine. The stitching on my canvas has been coming apart and I'd like to remove the whole thing off the camper and re-stitch over the factory stitching. Obviously this is a LOT of material that needs to fit through the opening of a sewing machine. I'm thinking I'm going to need some special machine but I'm not sure what exactly. The canvas has zippers so that it can be separated from the camper quite easily.

While I'm at it, I'd like to install two vinyl windows on the inside.
 

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BritKLR

Kapitis Indagatoris
hello folks,

I need some guidance with a sewing project of mine. The stitching on my canvas has been coming apart and I'd like to remove the whole thing off the camper and re-stitch over the factory stitching. Obviously this is a LOT of material that needs to fit through the opening of a sewing machine. I'm thinking I'm going to need some special machine but I'm not sure what exactly. The canvas has zippers so that it can be separated from the camper quite easily.

While I'm at it, I'd like to install two vinyl windows on the inside.

Yep....looks like the factory machine lost thread tension or the needle broke (ripped holes) on that last stitch resulting in the damaged seam/thread/holes.

I've had luck rolling/folding large pieces of canvas and gently feeding them through a standard machine arm while sewing long seams. But, it maybe easier (and cheaper then purchasing a long arm industrial machine) to locate a local boat cover maker or tent/awning company and see what they'll charge you since the window project will require a bit of skill and access to UV/auto grade clear vinyl.

Goodluck!
 

alia176

Explorer
Paul - thanks for your input. That was my thought as well, see what the local outfit would charge when I take the whole shebang over to them.

I have two normal sewing machines and will attempt this on my own first just to see if I can do it. I'm going to have to setup several bobbins so that my work flow doesn't slow down a whole bunch. I might setup one machine as a bobbin winder!

Might you have a suggestion on the best type of thread I should be using for this application? I'd like to use black threading just so I can see the new threads easily.

Thanks again.
 

BritKLR

Kapitis Indagatoris
Might you have a suggestion on the best type of thread I should be using for this application? I'd like to use black threading just so I can see the new threads easily

The largest nylon thread your machine can handle and can still punch through the material. Here's a great brand/example of a bonded thread similar to what I use. I purchase bulk from my commercial supplier so this is as similar as it gets. Nylon is UV resistant (not as much as Poly Thread) but is stronger both in application and when sewn so you don't have thread failures during long sewing sessions.



Goodluck!
 
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BritKLR

Kapitis Indagatoris
Another fun side project for a friend that needs a heavy duty case for his Gen3 Starlink system.

Since he and his family travel the world and his gear gets a great deal of use I decided to over build this case for their adventures!

Started with black Ballistic 1750D nylon exterior, 1000d Cordura orange interior, waterproof high density foam padding, 1" nylon wedding re-enforced pockets, 2" riggers webbing handles fully wrapping the bag, massive #10 YKK zippers, nylon Shoulder Strap D-rings (so they don't rattle against things), rain fly, 1" wedding grab handles......this bag has upto 4 layers of nylon and padding i the hard wearing areas!

Designing, patterning, cutting and sewing this new design took about 16 hours so given the time and quality materials used this thing would be $$$$ if I was to produce them! As for IP thieves.....I'm not too worried since for the most part they are to cheap to produce such a bag!

The main antenna pocket has HD foam on the back, sides, front and bottom and the antenna is kept in place by a adjustable fastex buckle. The four other pouches will hold the router, cables, etc. They are also protected by HD foam on the back and bottom.


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