IntroductionMaking a synthetic-fill vest is an easy first project if you are interested in making insulated clothing. This MYOG ("Make Your Own Gear") synthetic fill vest weighs only 4.5 oz (127 g) and provides significant warmth. Some of the techniques presented in this article are also useful for making synthetic clothing, like a quilt.
- Weight of finished product: 4.5 oz (127 g);
- Insulation: 2.5 oz/sq yd (84 g/sq m) Apex insulation;
- Fabric: 0.7 oz/sq yd (22 g/sq m) Membrane 10 Nylon Taffeta;
- Girth: 50 in (127 cm);
- Length: 29 in (73.6 cm) from top corner of shoulder seam to bottom.
BackgroundI am an amateur sewer. Experienced sewers will probably laugh at some of my techniques. There are some things I do that are slow, but that doesn't bother me. I have made a lot of gear so I have some experience that may be useful to others. You might say, I've made mistakes, so you don't have to.
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