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#198366 - 05/16/17 04:36 PM Sewing Tyvec
JPete Offline
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Registered: 05/28/09
Posts: 304
Loc: Eastern Ontario
Greetings:

A friend has a quantity Tyvec that I believe is kite weight. She proposes to make a tarp with it, but neither she nor I have any experience with this material.

Any thoughts, particularly on sewing, seam sealing, reinforcing tie-outs, etc?

Thanks, jcp

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#198390 - 05/27/17 10:43 PM Re: Sewing Tyvec [Re: JPete]
WKerber Offline
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Registered: 05/27/17
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I've sewn Tyvek with a home sewing machine with Gutermann sew-all thread with good results. It was just a ground cloth with tie outs, but it's still doing strong after 4 years.

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#198413 - 06/03/17 06:00 AM Re: Sewing Tyvec [Re: WKerber]
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I glued the bivy I made with clothing-style Tyvek. It's easy, waterproof, and strong. It does make a stiff seam, so that might not be hat you want for some applications. I would worry about putting much tension on clothing Tyvex as you might when pitching a tart tightly. Is there any advantage of it over silnylon for a tarp?

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