Cuz,you know me..I don't pin anything together..usually just iron folds and sew.I depend more on "eyeball" measurements for the most part.These are TENTS/HAMMOCKS..not clothing.I didn't do any cant cuts on the tipi..but the second one I might just to see how it comes out..verses straight cuts.I wanted more headroom at the top so I could stand up.I don't think cant cuts will allow that and decrease the small amount of space there.I'll be using the walking foot machine because of the methods I use for doing my sewing.
The undertent for the beach chalet uses the 1.1 or so uncoated nylon attached to tulle attached to a coated 1.9 floor and a curved zipper..
.. where the cuts made the material wonky to sew together.It didn't come out as perfect as I had hoped,but should work fine as shown in the photos.I did add some more clips to the midspan of the roof and the midpoints across the bottom to stretch it more in place where it was needed..after the setup and test of the undertent and fly togetherThe floor has elastic cord that runs out to the fly stakes to use the same stakes for both purposes..reducing weight by allowing less stakes to pitch the thing.
Smoother materials are realy slick,especially with coatings.1.9oz stuff is easy to sew and stays in place while you are doing it.1.1-1.3oz or 1oz tulle has a lot more stretch to it than heavier coatings.I figured if I'm going to be using/sewing those materials..I better get the walking foot setup.If I'm only sewing 1.9oz or heavier..and to tulle..it'll work okay without having the walking foot system.
This spring (or summer
) I plan on making a backpack about 3000cu.in. and at 1lb if possible which I can probably put together with a normal,more simple machine.
I also plan on making that down(top)/pad pocket(bottom)/bag I was discussing last fall and winter..where I need the walk-foot machine because of the lighter weight material.
Here' is one of the simpliest,shortest videos of a walking foot in use..gives you an idea of what it really does--->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuSD45vG ... re=related
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