It’s Aliiiiiive!

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Well, not quite, but I did finish my very first sewing project today. I decided to start simple and knocked out a ripstop stuffsack. I figured I’d start with a small one so I wouldn’t waste a lot of material in the event it was a failed exercise. I actually thought that was how it was going to turn out but thanks to some encouragement from the folks at Hammock Forums I kept going. Here’s how it went down.

1. Measure and mark.
It’s hard to tell but I used a fabric pencil to mark things up. Sadly, I learned that you can’t just follow the lines in the ripstop and expect things to come out square.

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2. Marvel at your cutting job

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3. Get stitchin’!

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4. Stitch the sides

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5. Stitch the bottom

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6. Add a reinforcement patch and add a manual buttonhole.
This is where the drawstring will come through the fabric after creating a channel for it to run through.

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7. Giggle with glee at your finished product.

Uncinched
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Cinched
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The Whole Shebang
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I really wanted to use black paracord for the drawstring but all I had left was camo. Oh well.


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