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Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Sewing Tyvek

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  • Rick
    I second all the below that Keith wrote. Beyond that, tyvek stuffs terribly and is heavier than it needs to be and it is very very noisy. It does make an OK
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      I second all the below that Keith wrote. Beyond that, tyvek stuffs
      terribly and is heavier than it needs to be and it is very very noisy.

      It does make an OK ground cloth because it is harder to puncture than
      silnylon.

      Rick

      Keith wrote:
      > Tyvek is a pain in the butt to sew. You have to be really REALLY
      > careful with it. I've never sewn any on a machine myself, but I've
      > known people who have. One thing you might consider is washing it a
      > couple of times first. That'll make the material softer and easier to
      > work with. You also want to use a pretty large stitch length, for
      > exactly the perforation problem you're worried about. Also, in places
      > where there's going to be a load (like tie-outs), you'll probably want
      > a good area of reinforcement.
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      > That being said, Ed sells silnylon for $4/yd, 65" wide.
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      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ivan Hazelton"
      > <ivan.hazelton@...> wrote:
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      >>Group,
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      >>I am considering making a hex tarp of tyvek. Does anyone have
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      > experience sewing tyvek?
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      >>Got any pointers? How to I attach tie-outs? I am worried that the
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      > thread will rip through
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      >>the tyvek, or the nice line of perferations from the needle will
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      > make a beautiful "tear here"
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      >>line under stress. Are my fears justified or unfounded?
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      >>P.S. I am using tyvek because I am in the last community on the
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      > planet without a Walmart
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      >>for purchasing silnylon at a reasonable price. Joann's is here, but
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      > doesn't sell silnylon and
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      >>even their RS Nylon is $6.99/yd. Here, tyvek is only $1.20 per foot
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      > 9ft wide or the
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      >>equivelent of $1.80/yd at 54inches wide and, bonus, no ridge seam.
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      > Tyvek is only about
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      >>2.2oz/sqyd. Not as light as silnylon but lighter than a blue poly tarp.
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      >>-Ivan
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