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For now.... I'm just doing little projects to learn how it all works. I have a servo motor and smaller pulley for it on the way so it should be a bit more controllable. I might start a new thread for sewing tips and tricks for all this outdoors/rafting stuff.
u/Electric-Mayhem, You should totally start a sewing tips and tricks thread. I would join in. I have a couple sources for material and have access to wholesale accounts to get material by the giant bolt very cheap. If folks wanted to we could do a group buy. That said after freight to receive it, then shipping to send it back out itll wont be as cheap but....it will be cheaper than buying from Stitches and Stuff or other companies who are not in the business of selling fabric for people to make stuff themselves that they would otherwise be able to sell. Either way, a sewing thread would be great. A place to talk about machines and techniques and other tips and tricks.
 

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u/Electric-Mayhem, You should totally start a sewing tips and tricks thread. I would join in. I have a couple sources for material and have access to wholesale accounts to get material by the giant bolt very cheap. If folks wanted to we could do a group buy. That said after freight to receive it, then shipping to send it back out itll wont be as cheap but....it will be cheaper than buying from Stitches and Stuff or other companies who are not in the business of selling fabric for people to make stuff themselves that they would otherwise be able to sell. Either way, a sewing thread would be great. A place to talk about machines and techniques and other tips and tricks.
As one who does this professionally, I’d also be happy to contribute, some. Lol
 

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Made a batch of double layer Faraday pouches, mostly for cell phones so they don't interfere with avalanche transceivers, but could be used for push button start key fobs on a shuttle so you can lock the fob in the vehicle. Or you just use a couple layers of tinfoil? Faraday material was a PITA to work with, very thin and the edges frayed easily.

I am selfishly giving these to my backcountry ski buddies...

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The pouch works, my (5G) phone loses cell, wifi and bluetooth connectivity when inside. Basically a loose copy of:
Please, please please make "tinfoil" hats out of this material with the mtn buzz logo. I'd pay cash money for one.
 

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Spent the afternoon and evening making some stuff in the sewing room. Been working on dialing in the design on some tote bags that should be the last tote bag a person will need for life likely. Think I am getting really close to final design. Got some new equipment recently that allow me to kick it up a notch when it comes to designs.

The other thing I have been working on over the years is designing a super functional but minimal ice screw roll. I tried a number of other designs and tried to get fancy but they were tough to use with gloves on. Think I am getting close on that front as well. Only so many ways to skin a cat when it comes to these.
 

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Spent the afternoon and evening making some stuff in the sewing room. Been working on dialing in the design on some tote bags that should be the last tote bag a person will need for life likely. Think I am getting really close to final design. Got some new equipment recently that allow me to kick it up a notch when it comes to designs.

The other thing I have been working on over the years is designing a super functional but minimal ice screw roll. I tried a number of other designs and tried to get fancy but they were tough to use with gloves on. Think I am getting close on that front as well. Only so many ways to skin a cat when it comes to these.
That tote is dope. I love the outward facing seams. An undervalued technique for sure.
 

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That tote is dope. I love the outward facing seams. An undervalued technique for sure.
Thanks. I originally tried a standard seam but it let to a giant bucket like bag that did not want to stand up. I then tried to top stitch the corners to add some body, may have made it worse. Finally landed on the outward facing seams and actually like the look of it best as well as functionality.
 

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Spent the afternoon and evening making some stuff in the sewing room. Been working on dialing in the design on some tote bags that should be the last tote bag a person will need for life likely. Think I am getting really close to final design. Got some new equipment recently that allow me to kick it up a notch when it comes to designs.
Those are awesome. How did you print the vinyl?

Definitely forever totes. I can see numerous uses...camping, fishing, on the beach, multidays, skiing.
Would be great in a drybox to organize the piddly little food stuff that doesn't have to be in the cooler but takes space and rolls around....salsa, pickles, mustard, ketchup, kraut, cocktail cherries, limes, hummus, tortillas, etc.
 

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Those are awesome. How did you print the vinyl?

Definitely forever totes. I can see numerous uses...camping, fishing, on the beach, multidays, skiing.
Would be great in a drybox to organize the piddly little food stuff that doesn't have to be in the cooler but takes space and rolls around....salsa, pickles, mustard, ketchup, kraut, cocktail cherries, limes, hummus, tortillas, etc.
I use them for almost everything. Going to dinner at a friends? Yellow Bag. Headed to the ski hill and need a catch all? Yellow Bag? Car camping for a weekend? Yellow Kitchen Bag!!( I have a dedicated kitchen bag with even more pockets and organizers.)

They fit pretty awesome down in a dry box for organizing.

I have a 28" vinyl plotter and a heat press that I can heat transfer vinyl graphics. It's new to me but a fun addition to the quiver of toys to play with. That bag was a thank you gift for a friend and I was struggling to find inspiration for a way to make it creative. She is a no frills kinda person so I thought a knock off Louis Vitton style bag would be funny.
 

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Can't say I've ever set up my groover on the kitchen island. . .

......but the look on the dog's face is what really gets me: "Ummm, does this guy think I'm a fucking cat? I am NOT shitting indoors."

LOL!!

But really- that looks awesome as a lightweight groover setup!
 

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I tried this for a bow line but would rather coil rope than stuff it in the bag, re-used it for a ladder bag. Now that I have a machine and supplies I would just make one out of cordura...
 
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