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All the gear....

Post by FLV » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:14 am

No idea

I now have a machine, and have bought some material.
So I think I have what I need to attempt a mini frame bag. My frame has even shown up recently so I can make a template.

List of things to do

1, learn how to set the machine up
2, learn how to run a thread into some material
3, learn how zips work
4, make small bag

Seems simple enough :grin:

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Re: All the gear....

Post by FLV » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:31 am

1. https://youtu.be/rXmnb4AALXg

Really useful for those of us who haven't touched a sewing machine before.

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Re: All the gear....

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:19 pm

Maybe just try making up some little bags first Dave? It'll give you a good idea about how the machine works and behaves with regard to things like tension, stitch length and different materials.
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Re: All the gear....

Post by drjon » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:49 pm

I found this very useful starting

https://youtu.be/oWDRiexLA0I

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Post by FLV » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:30 pm

I was looking for that vid. Thanks.

Yep. Idea is to make a small bag, bout the size of a top tube bag to go above the water bottle on my sus frame.

I've got enough material to have about 5 tries so I'll just watch the video above and then have at it.
Should probably but a stick picker too but... Well. I'll get to that.

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Re: All the gear....

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:54 am

Yep. Idea is to make a small bag, bout the size of a top tube bag to go above the water bottle on my sus frame.
No, I meant summat more simple Dave - no curves, no zips, etc :wink:
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Re: All the gear....

Post by slarge » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:46 pm

FLV wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:14 am
No idea

I now have a machine, and have bought some material.
So I think I have what I need to attempt a mini frame bag. My frame has even shown up recently so I can make a template.

List of things to do

1, learn how to set the machine up
2, learn how to run a thread into some material
3, learn how zips work
4, make small bag
5, make a mess, say f*ck it and buy one from Alpkit

Seems simple enough :grin:

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Re: All the gear....

Post by FLV » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:33 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:54 am
Yep. Idea is to make a small bag, bout the size of a top tube bag to go above the water bottle on my sus frame.
No, I meant summat more simple Dave - no curves, no zips, etc :wink:
I did something very similar to this Stu. Though not 100% on purpose.

I know where it went wrong, mainly in trying to make a pointy end. Havnt quite figured out how to do that bit yet, very fiddly.

I'll try again in a few days, Might try a velcro flap closure actually though that seems less secure than a zip

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Re: All the gear....

Post by shutupthepunx » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:32 am

when i was making on my framebag i planned to put the main pockets on the left hand side of it, as i always get off the bike or push the bike from that side. but last minute i seen somewhere someone mention that when ur out in the boonies and put ur bike down u have drive side facing up, so i put the zips on that side and am very glad for it as stuff is easily accesed that way

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