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Join our community to learn and share how you make your own gear (MYOG). Tents, tarps, hammocks, stoves, packs and anything else you can think of outdoor gear related.

Tips, tricks and How-To's for making your own outdoor gear. Tents, tarps, hammocks, stoves, packs and anything else you can think of.

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Related Subreddits:

/r/CampingandHiking

/r/Backpacking/

/r/Outdoors/

/r/Ultralight/

/r/Hammocks/

/r/TrailMeals

/r/Bushcraft

/r/WildernessBackpacking

/r/myog

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Does anyone have opinions on a fabric to make a dog bed out of? I need it to be waterproof, so I started looking into HEX70 but I really have no idea what I am looking for. Pictures of the dog for street cred.

7 Comments
2024/07/13
16:23 UTC

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Does anyone know how to create a 3D model for a bag/pack or other pouches and gear?

4 Comments
2024/07/13
09:30 UTC

3

Anyone used 3D software to create a template or model for a bag or pack?

If so how and which one? What was your experience trying?

6 Comments
2024/07/13
09:30 UTC

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What "cat cut" means?

Im not native english speaker. I saw "cat cuts" mensioned in reference to tarps and tents and have no idea what they are. Googling leads me only to a cat photos :)
My guess is "cat cut" is arc cutted between taunt points but please dispel my doubts.

11 Comments
2024/07/13
08:41 UTC

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User-serviceable reliable sewing machines for making outdoor gear?

The Singer Heavy Duty machines get recommended a lot within the Make Your Own Gear group, but are there any recommendations for other machines that are:

  • just as heavy duty
  • easy to service yourself (I couldn't find a service manual for the Singer Heavy Duties)
  • easy to repair
  • still has replacement parts in stock

I'm under the impression that newer machines just aren't built as robustly as older machines, especially newer consumer-grade Brother and Singer which is why I'm not convinced on the Singer Heavy Duty, at all. I'm not looking for a plastic throw-away machine. The newer machines also seem to not be powerful enough to punch through thicker layers of fabric reliably.

Perhaps recommend models from:

Juki, Bernina, older Janome's, Elna, Juki?

Are there certain models from these five brands that are NOT recommended? Because some of these brands also offer newer computerized versions as well that are often found secondhand.

44 Comments
2024/07/13
03:18 UTC

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Custom printed fabric sourcing (Cordura HP 1000D)

Does anyone have any experience or leads for custom printed fabrics (Cordura HP 1000D or similar)?

I ordered a batch a few months back from Dutchware and it was great.

They’ve been out of stock for some time now so I’ve been exploring other options in Asia and Europe but nothings coming close in terms of colour saturation and durability. (Shipping to the UK fyi).

If anyones has any experience , supplier, or leads, it would be greatly appreciated !

Thanks :)

1 Comment
2024/07/12
23:43 UTC

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Curved Steel Spring Strip For Tape Measure

As the title says, I'm searching for a concave metal strip supplier.

Does it exist? Many thanks peeps.

https://preview.redd.it/1f6gtkwmr5cd1.png?width=640&format=png&auto=webp&s=b56fdbe549179a4bfcb1ad5868fc602cd187d571

2 Comments
2024/07/12
21:48 UTC

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Quilting Fleece (Polartec)

Hi all,

I've recently come into a bin full of polartec fabric swatches. They're all more or less square, around 6-8" inches, so have limited uses. My first thought for an easy but fun project would be to quilt them all together to make a fun-patterned, fleece blanket.

Is this possible, and, what sort of stitch should I be using to do so? I think zig-zag since I don't have a serger?

What sort of thread / needle? or does it not matter?

I'm very beginner, rocking an old domestic machine. My idea was to simply sew each swatch together but maybe it needs a fabric in between to help bind them? I'd also like to avoid a backing fabric if possible – the fleece feels nice against skin as-is!

Thank you!

8 Comments
2024/07/12
17:18 UTC

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Hello I'm new

Hello

6 Comments
2024/07/12
15:42 UTC

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Is it okay to cut off liner from goretex jacket?

Heyall, I bought this really old goretex from ebay for cheap. It is it okay to cut off the inner mesh liner to reduce bulkyness and weight. Many newer jacket don't have this. :)

43 Comments
2024/07/12
12:59 UTC

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Internal/external frame stays, adjustable torso height, hipbelt etc..

hello there,

Ive been trying to put together some universal backpack carry system so I can here and there sew backpack for someone. Trying to understand few things..

  • Is there a difference between aluminium stay being inside and removable on a frame sheet like stitchback does (https://www.stitchbackgear.com/articles/frame-sheet-with-stay) or outside sew on backpack like some military rucksack has? And how can I eventually make the flat bars removable?
  • I can only get hands on 6063 T66 aluminium, is it ok?
  • whats the easiest way to make the torso lenght/height of straps adjustable?
  • I have this old karrimor backpack and it even has aluminium flat bar with bit angled corners on hipbelt, does it have any other function than staying sturdy?

Ill gladly hear any tips, tricks, knowledge etc... thanks!

0 Comments
2024/07/12
10:31 UTC

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Where do I start?

Hello,

I'm completely new to this, but want to start MYOG'ing myself, and therefore, I'd like to ask seasoned veterans where to start with this hobby.

I'm quite unsure about the things that I'd need for my specific projects, as I want to create things out of Cordura (up to 1000d) and the likes (In the style of Savotta or Tasmanian Tiger), as well as lighter fabrics, such as impregnated- and waterproof stuff.

The most important thing, I think, is the sewing machine, for which I'm currently eyeing the Singer Heavy Duty 4423; Is this a good pick?

What other things do I need to start with, and what to look out for?

26 Comments
2024/07/12
09:19 UTC

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Order Polartec Alpha Direct in Europe.

Where can I order Polartec Alpha Direct material in Europe?

5 Comments
2024/07/12
09:05 UTC

30

Zippers are hard!

https://preview.redd.it/i8jrvi6srybd1.jpg?width=2016&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=d15d7a4a205ca00dcc575a2ae9a91a6bd18f083a

https://preview.redd.it/ezael98srybd1.jpg?width=2016&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=2a105b7c7fecb81b6f2c573fe179c2bd870e5f72

https://preview.redd.it/ne8dek6srybd1.jpg?width=2016&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7ed4a68cb72754d9d0d07ae2e970855a3da0d81b

https://preview.redd.it/09p82k6srybd1.jpg?width=2016&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7c2844b0b94620b8d65f8aeb1ef6b73a2ce1530e

Specifically zippers that curve around round corners and need to lay flat in the same plane as the fabric.

The project was a camera cube that goes inside a backpack that I can open both from the top and from the front. The original idea was to make neat round corner zippered doors or panels but after many failed attempts I had to settle for a simpler design.

Original Idea:

https://preview.redd.it/c6nfcfrzrybd1.png?width=2144&format=png&auto=webp&s=35840e32254b57544849af4da14dc094ccb221f4

Some failed attempts:

https://preview.redd.it/kua67e84sybd1.jpg?width=1411&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=da6d212f47b5908ce435df4e7db858fc5fedd8e3

But at least I learned a lot about what I CANNOT do with a simple straight stitch sewing machine (Juki DDL-8100e) :(

19 Comments
2024/07/11
22:18 UTC

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Seeking material recommendations

Good day...

I am looking to augment a product I just purchased for transporting miscellaneous music equipment. I know a good portion of music-gear gig bags and padded cases use a Cordura material or similar for durability, and I am looking to make my own custom "insert" for a large hardware bag so I have a semi-rigid open rectangle with movable dividers.

My initial idea is that the insert structure would be some thin but dense foam, possibly backed with a durable sheet or board, maybe a polycarbonate, sewn into a folded pocket of the black Cordure-like fabric to add structure and rigidity to the insert and the dividers.

I am thinking of sewing Hook & Loop in vertical strips every 2-3 inches on the interior walls (as well as spanning the "floor" of the insert) to have removable and adjustable dividers. The dividers would be a similar sandwich construction, only foam on BOTH sides of whatever the rigid portion would be... so: Fabric > foam > board > foam > fabric... with velcro flaps sewn into 3 of the 4 edges to fasten to the interior.

Any suggestions for the *cheapest* alternative to Cordura... I mean, I want it to last, but I don't need the top-of-the-line since it's an insert and dividers.

Thanks in advance for any assistance and/or ideas for making it. :)

5 Comments
2024/07/11
18:40 UTC

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Pouch with sublimation print

10 Comments
2024/07/11
17:22 UTC

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Industrial machine for ripstop

I currently have 3 walking foot machines for sewing cordura and waxed canvas (juki 1541s, juki 1510n-7 and consew 206). I'm looking to sew some lighter weight materials like ripstop and was looking at a Juki 8700-7.

I was looking for other people's experience with this combination or other recommendations based on people's experience.

Edit: there are also a few ddl-7000a-7 available. Not sure how they compare.

Thanks!

12 Comments
2024/07/11
15:42 UTC

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I can’t make a proportioned/ correct geometry for a front pocket on backpack

2 Comments
2024/07/11
07:18 UTC

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Repair - Tent Mesh

We had a mouse nibble on the mesh inner wall of our tent. Rather than replace, I want to repair. What type of thread is best to use to stitch the hole shut?

5 Comments
2024/07/11
03:05 UTC

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Looking for ideas/references for adding "shelves" to the interior of a backpack

I have concept for a specialized backpack that consists of three separate, enclosed horizontal compartments - basically dividing the backpack into a top, middle, and bottom section. The cloth and zipper equivalent of a 3 drawer file cabinet.

Most backpacks are basically elaborate pillow cases from a pattern and sewing perspective - make them inside out and then flip them right side out through the top zipper hole.

I've been trying to wrap my head around how you'd approach dividing that big bag area into thirds without having to do all the seams on the outside of the bag and it definitely gets more complicated.

If anyone has any tips, examples, videos, etc showing something similar to what I'm trying to achieve to give me a starting point, I'd very much appreciate it.

PS - doing it like a camera bag where you have one opening flap that exposes all three interior compartments doesn't quite work for what I'm looking for. Each horizontal section would need to have its own zipper and enclosed space.

18 Comments
2024/07/10
19:32 UTC

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Sticky Cordura!?

I thought I was simply finding a great deal at Rocky woods, so I bought this fabric: https://rockywoods.com/products/500-denier-coated-cordura-nylon-fabric-special-purchase-sold-per-yard

Turns out, that one side is as expected, and the other side has some type of slightly sticky coating...

Ewww?

My question is if anyone has seen this before, and how they've treated it. I'm wondering if I can put this yard through the washer and get the coating off, or if I should dedicate this yard to liners with the sticky side facing the interior fabric so you never touch it.

Also wondering if I missed something in the description of the fabric that would tell me if it's sticky.

5 Comments
2024/07/10
12:27 UTC

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Material for pump sack?

I’m looking to make a pump sack to partially fill a SUP. I assume it needs to be laminated / non-breathable. Ideally I could seam-tape the fabric, though I’m not certain the seal’s absolutely need to be sealed. Should be relatively lightweight but with some abrasion resistance.

Any suggestions?

7 Comments
2024/07/10
01:54 UTC

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