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Old 11-08-2013, 02:35 PM
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Sewing Machine Setup

I make much of my own gear, partly as a hobby, partly to save money but mostly so I can get exactly what I want. Designing and making gear is very satisfying and is a splendid addition to your set of skills. I can hand sew, but a sewing machine is faster and neater as well as more durable with a lock stitch.

I’d like to have a commercial machine but those are heavy, bulky and fairly expensive – a used commercial machine runs around $500 and up. For most hobbyist uses a good househo NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:21 PM
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Thanks for the fantastic post Ralph! Very informative. I've made a couple of packs now after watch NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:58 AM
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I have no experience with Cuben fabric so don't know anything about its peculiarities.

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Old 11-09-2013, 09:26 AM
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I sometimes pin, but I try to place the pins as close to the edges of the fabric as I can get away w NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:15 PM
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Ordered a Singer walking foot and zipper foot. $15 w/shipping total for the two! Not too shabby. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:18 AM
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If Scotch tape works for you, then use it. Nothing sacrosanct about any particular method. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:42 AM
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The makers of cuben have a special adhesive that can be used to adhere cuben to itself. It goes on s NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:23 AM
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:42 PM
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Sorry for my slow response, I didn't notice this thread was active until today.

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