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Parlor => Introductions => Topic started by: savagemann on May 21, 2020, 09:21:17 AM

Title: New member from California
Post by: savagemann on May 21, 2020, 09:21:17 AM
Hello all.
I just wanted to introduce myself.
Came here to learn.
I've been wanting to sew gear for a really long time.
I actually started buying materials and fabric years ago.

I recently started losing lots of weight (keto diet) and got tired of having to buy new clothes constantly.
Then the recent weirdness hit us and I found myself with several reasons to finally buy a machine. Clothes altering, mask making and finally putting all the materials to good use that I had been collecting for so long.

I figured I would start cheap and picked up a Singer Heavy Duty 4411. Cheap machine, I know. But it is getting me in the game.
I am trying to track down an old Singer machine to do some more heavy duty stuff.
Will most likely spend on a nicer machine in the next few months, as I have really been bitten by the sewing bug.

I have always been fairly mechanical minded. I work with my hands for a job everyday as a bicycle mechanic.
I started out a few weeks ago by doing some repairs to a north face hydration pack that I have owned for close to 15 years.
Replaced the old tired elastic and added a 1" webbing waist belt.

Took in a bunch of tshirts and a few jackets. Tinkered with a few gear related ideas. Radio, TQ and mag pouches etc.
My first project.
(https://i.imgur.com/AcV2s2U.jpg)

With the help and a tutorial from a member on another forum, I made some shoulder pads for my carrier.
Cheap original pads on the left.
(https://i.imgur.com/7NeSQMv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qjbJQ2R.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gEIV0Zb.jpg)

Decided I wanted to try my hand at a 2 piece shooter belt.
It came out pretty good considering I've only been at it for a few weeks.
(https://i.imgur.com/OYIVEb7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Hy6o4zF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cekYfAT.jpg)
Need to work on my box stitches.
(https://i.imgur.com/vChXiJY.jpg)

Anyways, I've already learned a ton just reading through the forum here over the last couple weeks. Hope to be able to contribute at some point. :)
Title: Re: New member from California
Post by: gearmaker.org on May 21, 2020, 02:37:23 PM
Welcome aboard.  Thanks for participating.
Title: Re: New member from California
Post by: Disturbed on May 21, 2020, 02:45:56 PM
Welcome, looks like you're off to a good start.
Title: Re: New member from California
Post by: Bentneedle on May 21, 2020, 08:15:31 PM
Welcome

I think your doing a fine job.  When you are able to share your work you are helping others. ( like myself )
Title: Re: New member from California
Post by: savagemann on May 23, 2020, 06:39:42 AM
Thanks everyone. It's good to be here.
Title: Re: New member from California
Post by: WBTactical on May 24, 2020, 04:31:04 PM
Ohhhhh I like the way you did the shoulder pads, it's very slick.
Title: Re: New member from California
Post by: savagemann on May 25, 2020, 07:26:44 AM
Ohhhhh I like the way you did the shoulder pads, it's very slick.

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: New member from California
Post by: Gear Dynamics on May 26, 2020, 09:12:50 PM
Welcome!