Sewing thread?

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  1. BrokenSVT

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    C'mon you tough manly men...who sews? I've hand sewn my whole life it seems. I'm always fixing buttons and stuffed animals(six kids). This week I bought myself a sewing machine to learn a new skill, and to make some of my own gear.

    So far I've made several things...some semi-failures. The highlights are a nifty little center zip pouch, and what I call the UmLiddy...a top lid pouch for my Umlindi. They're crude and missing some details I'd like for them to have when in the "final" stage...but they're a start lol.

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    Oh and the interface!
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    Looks great!!!!! Excellent idea!
     
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    Nice work man.
     
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    Those are some nice pouches!

    I know there is a couple of folks on here that are AMAZING with a sewing machine. (Not me)

    I personally have been sewing by machine and hand for at least 30 years.

    Doesn’t mean I am any good and “making” anything sewing. But I think I’m pretty decent at repair work. I have patched up a lot of gear, clothing, costumes, stuffed animals and furniture in that time.

    I honestly rather enjoy sewing repair work. I have made plenty of “unusable” items usable again with a little patience and I highly underrated skill.
     
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    Whipped this up this morning. Loving this machine!
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    So tonight I did a thing. Yes, it's a miniaturized Tara Pocket...it docks right up to the front of my Umlindi. I made a pattern so I can perfect it when my Cordura comes.

    This one is in duck canvas.
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    Tried it in essentially full-size this time. It's been fun mocking these up and practicing pattern making, but I've got plans for a much-improved front pocket for the Umlindi.

    Don't pay attention to the corners not fully popped out and a couple seam buggers lol. PXL_20210228_050556558.jpg
     
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    Damn...... I would not even know where to start !
     
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    What machine did you get?
     
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    Nothing fancy...just the Singer 44S 'Heavy Duty' at Wally World for $160. But it's doing great, all things considered. I've managed to slow it to a crawl through four layers of canvas AND zippers, but otherwise it's done an admiral job.
     
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    Thanks, I'll look into that
     
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    The Singers seem to be pretty durable. My grandmothers each have one, each is at least 40 years old.
     
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    Final prototype = happening. This time in the proper materials.
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    The new Umlindi back pocket...final prototype.

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    Here it is mounted up. My one regret is the height of the top lid. I'll shorten the height by an inch on the final build.
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    Looks awesome to me!
     
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    Thank you sir! I'm two weeks into teaching myself how to use this machine, and having a blast.

    I'd like the top lid shorter in height to make for better access to the zipper on the Umlindi. I went back and forth on adding wand pockets to this guy as well, but finally decided it wasn't necessary.

    The only things I didn't do on this final prototype; are add a bulkhead between the upper and lower compartments, and velcro loop-line the interior of the lower. I'll do those on the final model. The idea is to have the upper compartment easily accessible for gloves/hat/socks, and the lower for general overflow from the main bag.

    It docks up to the bag in the native fashion, using the webbing loops to attach via G Hooks to the various compression straps horizontal/top/bottom. It works great!
     
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    Waxed canvas tool roll, for my spoon/bowl carving tools. I've been buying cheap canvas and waxing it at home.
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