Re: [Hammock Camping] [Fwd: Re: changing rooms - How to Tie a Lungi] - photos posted
- trust me cara, you don't want me near a sewing machine.....but the glue
might be the ticket!
i will look for silk. cotton and the at, don't mix....
On 3/8/07, Cara Lin Bridgman <caralinb@...> wrote:
> ij santiago wrote:
> > can't sew to safe my life!!!!!
> Well, a lungi could be a good way to start. Few other things require
> more elementary sewing than a lungi. Lungis sold in Bangladesh and
> other places are sold unsewn.
> I suppose you could staple it together -- but that would add prickliness
> and shorten the lungi life-span (rust, for one thing).
> Fabric shops sell fabric glues. You could try gluing the ends together.
> If you always have the seam in one of the rabbit ears, then there
> would be no stress on the seam.
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- Exactly right. I'm fond of Madras Plaid, but any cloth would do (hmmm,
silk...). Just check bolt width to make sure it suits you.
Carey Parks wrote:
> Sounds like any fabric store or the fabric department in your favorite big
> box store would have one - they just don't know it. Buy a couple yards of
> thin cotton that pleases your eye and sew the ends together making a tube.
> You can even try on the fabric to find the right amount to buy.
- Sewing machine? Who said anything about a sewing machine? Dental floss
and a needle is about my limit! And with a lungi, if you sew crooked,
it doesn't matter.
ij santiago wrote:
> trust me cara, you don't want me near a sewing machine.....but the glue
> might be the ticket!
> i will look for silk. cotton and the at, don't mix....
- Multi-use -- as others have stated before.
Although pants can also be multi-use, the only things they do better
than a lungi are save embarrassment if you fall out of a tree or do a
Marylin Monroe and reduce entanglement when bushwacking. They are also
likely to be warmer when it's cold.
> what exactly is the benefit of a lungi over pants?