slap your eyeballs on a new 500D Cordura variant

In constructing and ordering supplies for my latest pack, I stumbled across a fabric I hadn’t seen before. It’s not groundbreaking, but I thought it warranted a spotlight nonetheless. After buying and handling samples, it looks good and feels easy to work with, and should be plenty burly for everything outside of the most demanding…

this pack’s better

And it packs better. I’ve been “reading” through Dave Chenault’s blog recently. Actually, I discovered how to get google to read me articles and have been audiobooking my way through his back catalog over the past month or so. I’m still only to about 2011 and have many many posts to go, but most of…

shirt happened

It had been a couple years since I started sewing, and I hadn’t tackled any clothing projects. Last summer, I intended to make a button–down, relaxed–fit bike jersey, but the pattern intimidated me a bit and I couldn’t find a material I really wanted to work with. A year or so ago, I also began…


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