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    Working with Ballistic Nylon.

    I came across a nice piece of 1050D Ballistic Nylon and before I ruin it I was wondering if someone here has worked with this material before?

    I figure that I can use a combination of the nylon with leather; heat seal edges with a hot knife and be on my way. That easy right?!

    Does it sew up easily? Pointers?


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    Re: Working with Ballistic Nylon.

    Personally I think nylon and canvas are some of the most difficult materials to work with ... if you don't want some shredded mess on your hands in a couple of months. Nylon frays. It will eventually come apart at the edges unless you burn it ... or know how to properly stitch it like Dustin at https://n80leather.wordpress.com/ does. His straps have held up incredibly well for me ... and he is pretty creative to boot ...













    ... and he made these from felted wool for me as well. He is one of the few makers I know who deal really well with non-leather straps ...





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    Re: Working with Ballistic Nylon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pallet Spoon View Post
    Personally I think nylon and canvas are some of the most difficult materials to work with ... if you don't want some shredded mess on your hands in a couple of months. Nylon frays. It will eventually come apart at the edges unless you burn it ... or know how to properly stitch it like Dustin at https://n80leather.wordpress.com/ does. His straps have held up incredibly well for me ... and he is pretty creative to boot ...
    Thank you. These are very nice straps indeed.

    I am testing different ways to melt the nylon so it doesn't fray. The trick seems to be able to get it nice looking though.



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