Feb 18, 2007 at 12:55 pm #1221903
Where can I find 1/8 in. shock cord?
My wife and I are trying to finish up our first sewn gear project. We used the Controlled Exposure Shell Overmitts #75 pattern.
We bought the pattern and most of the material when we were on a trip in CO.
I need 80 in. of the cord. We're making two pairs of overmitts.Feb 18, 2007 at 1:12 pm #1379052
@pjLocale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Try REI. That's where i purchased shock-cord, velcro, side-release buckles, etc.
They used to have velcro-by-the-foot (just like they sold the various diameter shock-cord), but i don't see it listed any longer, just small velcro "patches"/squares.
(sorry, this last link is giving me some trouble, so i've just put the URL in instead of a HTML hyperlink – so, just copy it and paste it into your Browser's address bar.)
Hope this info helps.Feb 18, 2007 at 2:08 pm #1379062
Thanks for your great link – went right to it but the item is on backorder.
But I started browsing around and see lots of stuff there.
DIY is new area for me. Fortunately my wife used to sew alot so she's helping me out and refreshing her skill. The pattern we're using is pretty tough. We've had the fabric for over a year so we were due to get 'er done
I'm still trying to learn about the fabrics, buckles, etc and where to find them. Embarassingly – I'm not 100% sure if we've put the right side of the fabric on the outside. Time for prayer : )Feb 18, 2007 at 4:38 pm #1379087
these guys seems to have the best prices of the outdoor fabric industry on average. Great selection too. You have to call them to order though, which is inconveniant, but a painless process. Very helpful people too.Feb 18, 2007 at 5:02 pm #1379089
thanks – i will call owf tomorrow
i'm getting 7 ft
rei is .15/ft
owf is .16/ft
back to the mitts – i gave one of them a quick sink test and the water beaded off. does this indicate that i don't have the material inside-out?Feb 19, 2007 at 1:52 pm #1379211
@redleaderLocale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
If you live near sailboating water try a ships chandlry. Out our way West Marine is a good bet. They even have 3/32".Feb 21, 2007 at 8:02 am #1379449
I buy my shock cord from Ebay. You might try there.Feb 27, 2007 at 9:13 am #1380254
http://www.owfinc.com is great source
i went with 3/32
"Great selection too."
They sent catalog (print off).
"Very helpful people too."
Now I'm going to make some stuff (if my wife has mercy on my poor sewing soul : )Feb 27, 2007 at 12:03 pm #1380276
Quest Outfitters is where I get my supplies. They have GREAT customer service and prompt delivery.
18" shockcord at QuestOutfitters (http://www.questoutfitters.com/narrow_roll_goods.htm#ELASTIC%20CORD%20&%20SHOCK%20CORD)
Enjoy and Good Luck.
Be sure to post some pictures when you finish. :)Mar 2, 2007 at 7:24 pm #1380820
Finished the overmitts.
Made from pattern: Controlled Exposure CE 75Mar 2, 2007 at 8:06 pm #1380829
Nice looking mitts!Mar 3, 2007 at 7:38 am #1380868
They look great. Where did you end up getting the shockcord?Mar 3, 2007 at 9:27 am #1380877
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