|My home made hiking daypack is ultra light|
The final cost for my pack was about $8.00 in materials and thread. The final weight is 11.5 ounces. Not bad. I could have gone lighter if I had actually paid for any of the fabric but 11.5 ounces is just fine with me.
|Final bit of tinkering added material to the back of the straps|
to both absorb and help stop sweating. I did this with my
new sewing machine so the lines are pretty straight.
|Final weight 11.5 ounces|
While making my pack I learned that my sewing machine is a total piece of garbage. My machine was so bad that the shop offered to sell me a different machine for $45, that is $5 less than the price of repairing my garbage machine, but even then the reverse would have been non functioning.
I told that shop that I would like to have a slight upgrade instead of the same model so they sold me a nice old Kenmore 158 for $75. The older sewing machines are better then anything you can buy in the store as they were made to last.
The Kenmore has been serviced and it runs great. I love it! I look forward to doing more projects now that I have a sewing machine that actually works.
|My new used sewing machine|