Make a tarp

Got an idea for a DIY tarp, tent or hammock? Looking for a better shelter? This is the place to discuss it!
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ConnieD
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Make a tarp

Post by ConnieD » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:39 pm



I like his ideas about a hot knife and using a chalk line. If you can use a large wood floor that may help with the layout.

I don't think anyone needs a 1-inch hem around the tarp, or, the heavy materials he has selected.

However, I do think he shows an excellent How To.

What do you think?

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Re: Make a tarp

Post by realityguy » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:49 pm

I didn't view the video but a 1" doubled edge might increase the strengths for the tie-outs;more area to sew them on with and strong edges.Generally I roll them over 1/2 to 3/4" twice so it doesn't unravel,double rows of stitching..then zigzag and an "X/square" over the area for the tie-outs.Mine won't pull off.I've had factory ones pull off..especially on ponchos. :roll:
Material weight and strength is dependent on how much $$$ you want to spend..or on what someone has horded from walmart they may want to use someday... :lol:
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Re: Make a tarp

Post by zelph » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:03 pm

I liked his video. Clear instructions, even for me :mrgreen:
Material weight and strength is dependent on how much $$$ you want to spend..or on what someone has horded from walmart they may want to use someday...
Not Me!!!! I've been known to have a few yards :lol:

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Re: Make a tarp

Post by mikepetersen » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:57 am

After watching your video it is very much easy to hang a hammock trap anywhere easily and quickly. Thanks!!!

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Re: Make a tarp

Post by soweczka » Thu May 14, 2015 8:14 pm

Even with that video making a tarp is still hard for me

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Re: Make a tarp

Post by realityguy » Wed May 20, 2015 11:24 pm

If you are going to sew anything..sew a tarp first...After that tents and hammocks are easier..
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Re: Make a tarp

Post by Ridgerunner » Mon May 25, 2015 2:39 pm

Amen, RG!
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Re: Make a tarp

Post by zelph » Mon May 25, 2015 10:23 pm

I came across a source to salvage some tarp material :)

You southern boys might be able to get some free salvaged tarp material if you live near one of the cotton processing companies.

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Plastic Wrap

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