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tie dye sky tie

 


SethInMI  (A 47765)

Apr 23, 2012, 7:51 PM
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my 1st time using a sewing machine (the wife's)

I disassembled my sky tie, took the magnets and elastic and an extra scrap of left over tie dye from my rig to build a new one.

Machine sewing was surprisingly easy to do, and the Brother sewed 6+ layers of cordura easily, but my stitch lines look like shit and it didn't help that I kept starting and stopping, so from about 10-15 feet away it looks ok, but closer up it looks like it was sewed by someone who wasn't sure what they were doing.

(That is a slight exaggeration, it ain't pretty, but it looks like it operates as well as the original; I will see how well it holds up).

seth
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IanHarrop  (C 1152)

Apr 24, 2012, 5:43 AM
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I will preface my question by stating that I am not a rigger.

What, if any, does your sewing do to the TSO on that rig?


Squeak  (E 1313)

Apr 24, 2012, 5:45 AM
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In reply to:
I will preface my question by stating that I am not a rigger.

What, if any, does your sewing do to the TSO on that rig?
Nothing, he hasn't done anything to the rig. The skytie is held over the reserve flap by elastic. it's not actually connected.


IanHarrop  (C 1152)

Apr 24, 2012, 5:49 AM
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Thanks, I had missed that.


piisfish

Apr 24, 2012, 10:34 AM
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A better idea would be to cut the elastic and mate the 2 elastic ends with Velcro.


jumpwally  (D License)

Apr 27, 2012, 9:00 AM
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Better yet,,,forget the sewing and go skydive !! WinkCool



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