- Oct 11, 2020
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Curious to what has that many poles. Nice work on the bags. I keep thinking I should try may hand at making or modifiying gear.
That makes 2 of us, I too learned from my mom as a cub scout and was expected to repair/ make all my own gear and badges. I'm still doing it and have repaired well over 100 tents (former scout leader/ trainer) dozens of packs, and assorted storage bags, although not as fancy as your stuff because my #1 concern is function and I really don't care about it's looks. All my sewing is done on a regular 40 yr old Kenmore that used to be owned by my mother in law, While much of the time I'm making/ repairing stuff sacks for various items, my main passion is tents, especially hot tents with all the accessories (welding / fabrication is another hobby), I've made and given away 6 so far ( all to friends and local scout leaders) each tent was made to improve on the design of the previous one. #7 will probably be a keeper, as will stove #11.Thank you Patrick.
Modifying and making equipment is a hobby that I enjoy. For every project that turns out there are many more that don't.
I’ve also done a bit hand sewing with a needle and palm, and of course a speedy stitcher.
I have had one of those tan ones for near on 40 years. It was never the same after I sewed a raptor observation blind out of old treated canvas (with the granular treatment falling into the inner workings). Even after having it professionally cleaned, it's marginal. I bought a new basic Singer (like Johnny 5s), and I was amazed that I could actually sew something without screaming at the top of my lungs.