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Date: 3/15/14 3:23 PM

Sewing tips for hard and soft tyvek.

The Definitive Tyvek Article - iinformation and a list of links.
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Date: 3/15/14 3:59 PM

Interesting. I am planning to buy some Tyvek to use as a ground cloth when we go on a bicycle camping trip this summer. I understand that it's very lightweight and waterproof.

Have you made anything from this fabric? Any plans for future creations?

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Date: 3/15/14 4:06 PM

Great information--- thanks for posting this!

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Date: 3/15/14 4:44 PM

Thanks. And, yes, I have plans. I have an OOP compact angular Vogue backpack pattern that I want to stitch up in tyvek for a lightweight overseas travel something or another. I might line it in silk organza for light strength and structure. We'll see how it goes.

I plan to order a 10 yard roll to play with. If the backpack concept works, I'll add a 'cage' of security cable to make it thief resistant.

Way back when, we were given a couple of printed promotional tyvek windbreaker style jackets. They squished to nothing, were amazingly light and lasted a long time.

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Date: 3/15/14 7:20 PM

Great idea for a backpack.

Who knew jackets and clothing could be made out of this stuff.

Here's a guy who made hooded jacket and pants from a coverall.

This is his conclusion: Overall, a Tyvek rain jacket is very easy to make, very inexpensive, and very durable. Its breathability is about the same as DriDucks, and not that different from Gore-Tex, which is actually not very breathable. Its very water-repellent and will withstand a brief shower, but its not waterproof to keep you dry in prolonged rain.

Here's a lot of 'vintage' jackets made of tyvek.

Here are 4 interesting dresses too.
This is all news to me!

Thanks for pointing this out.
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Date: 3/15/14 9:15 PM

Great links! Great dress! We had the 'globe' jackets. I could roll mine up and stuff it in a small purse. I've been thinking that the tyvek might be ideal for slip on auto seat covers for our trips to the beach.

I should make an experimental jacket for the beach. We've already discovered that the black flies do not like slick nylon. Bet they cannot bite through the tyvek since it is woven. I feel another google search coming on.

The fellow who made the jacket and pants is, well, he is just wonderful, isn't he. He even included graphs! There are no boundaries when you can sew.
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