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Homemade Gear/Sewing/Thread-Injecting Thread

draco_1967

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I know there are some seamsters here, so lets share the gear that you've made and the equipment you use to make it!

I have been thread-injecting for a couple of years now, and I still suck. Here is some of the recent gear I've made. I started with an old White domestic machine, then bought a Janome HD3000 last year. I really want to get a walking-foot machine, so I'm hunting for a good buy.

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Dirt Ninja crash bar bags
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Hand muffs
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Hydration Pack
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Seat covers
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Misc. pouches
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Some of the MYOG YouTube channels I have learned tons from:
thejasonofalltrades
Adventure Gear Projects
BagBuff
Jellyfish
Alexander Dyer

Most of my materials have come from Ripstop by the Roll (tons of fabrics, hardware, etc.), Sailrite (upholstery vinyl), and Amazon (small hardware and things)

Show us what you've made!
 

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Well done!

I've done a little fabric/thread mangling over the years and like all the stuff you made. My skills are pretty rudimentary and found that I was way under powered with my home machine trying to sew a couple layers of cordura and webbing straps. Looked for a walking foot and gave up after the sticker shock. Still want to return to it one day, but still like watching how-to videos so I'll be ready when I get back to it.
 

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My wife does a lot of this stuff. she's got entire rooms dedicated to it along with a 12' long arm machine.

As for myself, I peak out at tying my boots.
 

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Great looking work.
I came up in a time and place where every house had a machine. Lived by them.

About 25 years ago I bought an Ultrafeed from Sailrite. It has been way more useful than I expected and has only needed clean and lube. Normally Only does heavy stuff but with correct needle will do light just fine.
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Recents. Storage bag for my 3 pound bike stand-up jack. (79yo. Too many screws in vertebra already😎
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Repurposed spotting scope case. Thigh bag with drop straps for right leg.
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skibum69

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I bought this Singer 2nd hand. I was surprised it will even sew leather.

My water bag was a pain in the ass to carry no the bike, doable but not pretty. So I decided to make a bag for it.
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Matches my KTM's
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The daisy chains were spaced to put the gas bag on top.
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Works pretty well now.
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I sew patches on things
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Other than that most of my sewing has been curtains.
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FLrider

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Some crafty people here! I'm ok with needle and thread for putting buttons back but that is about it for me....We used to have a hand cranked Singer but that was eons ago.
That Sailrite is one of the most coveted items in the sailing community.... Great machine by all accounts .
 
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Alan F.

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I've got an order placed with my girlfriend for a CE armored & zipper vented jacket that looks like (but isn't a functional) straight jacket. Wouldn't that look great riding down the highway? White canvas with brown leather accents, brass zippers & buckles, straps flailing in the wind? I dig messing with people. Maybe I'll get it this decade....
 

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