So you want to make a Bivy Sack...

#180 Bivy Sack Pattern

 

 

Materials List:

2 yards 3 Ply Super Waterproof/Breathable-tex* (upper shell)
2 yards Super K-Kote Ripstop*
or
1.9 oz Poly Coated Ripstop* (if weight is a concern)
1 yard NoSeeUm Mosquito Netting
1/4 yard Leno Mesh
3/4 yard 1" Webbing
2.125 yards 3/4" Velcro Hook and Loop
1 each Seam Sealer
1 each Thread
*Note: An additional 1.125 yards required to eliminate cross body seams.

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Super Waterproof/Breathable-Tex (3-Ply) 
Waterproof, breathable and windproof.  A micro-porous Teflon, sandwiched between an outer shell fabric and a tricot mesh.  The three plies consist of the face fabric, the membrane, and a tricot lining to protect the membrane.  

Width: 57"
Colors:  Click here to check this fabric out!

$4.00 for a Sample Pack of 2 Ply and 3 Ply

Please keep orders to 1/8 yd increments. Minimum order is 1/2 yd.

1/8 = 0.125
1/4 = 0.25
3/8 = 0.375
1/2 = 0.5
5/8 = 0.625
3/4 = 0.75
7/8 = 0.875

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Reflective Fabric
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Super K-Kote Ripstop
4 oz. per sq yd.  140 Denier with 1.5 oz coating.  This heavy weave of ripstop with an extra heavy urethane coating makes the fabric extremely waterproof and durable.    

Uses:  Tent floors, rain flies, bivy sack bottoms, tarps, rain pants, kayak cockpit covers and paddling jackets.  
Width: 60"
Colors:  Black, Red, Hunter Green, Olive Green, Navy, Raspberry, Silver

 

$11.50/yd

$2.00 for Sample Pack

Please keep orders to 1/8 yd increments. Minimum order is 1/2 yd.

1/8 = 0.125
1/4 = 0.25
3/8 = 0.375
1/2 = 0.5
5/8 = 0.625
3/4 = 0.75
7/8 = 0.875

 
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Polyurethane Coated Ripstop
1.9 oz. sq. yd. before coating 70 Denier. This urethane coated nylon has a strong thread that goes up and across the fabric forming tear resistant squares.  It has 8-10lb tear strength.  The addition of urethane coating makes this a strong yet lightweight waterproof fabric for many uses. 

Uses:  Tent rain flies, lightweight tarps, ponchos, pack covers, kites, wind socks, vapor barrier liners for sleeping bags.
Width: 60" 
Colors:  Red, International Orange, Gold, Yellow, Green, Forest Green, Teal, Turquoise, Light Blue, Royal Blue, Navy, Purple, Maroon, Raspberry, Tan, White, Light Grey, Black

Fire Retardant Colors: Tan, Silver, Black

$7.50/yd
$8.75/yd for fire retardant

$2.00 for a Sample Pack

Please keep orders to 1/8 yd increments. Minimum order is 1/2 yd.

1/8 = 0.125
1/4 = 0.25
3/8 = 0.375
1/2 = 0.5
5/8 = 0.625
3/4 = 0.75
7/8 = 0.875

 
Colors  

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No-See-UM Mosquito Netting   
A very finely woven 100% polyester mosquito netting.  Keeps out even the smallest pests.  Packs down to almost nothing for trips to neat places with not so neat critters!   

Width: 54"
Colors:  Black, White, Gray, Olive Brown 

$2.99/yd

Please keep orders to 1/8 yd increments. Minimum order is 1/2 yd.

1/8 = 0.125
1/4 = 0.25
3/8 = 0.375
1/2 = 0.5
5/8 = 0.625
3/4 = 0.75
7/8 = 0.875

 
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Leno Mesh
This nylon mesh is tough and most commonly used to cover foam on the shoulder and waist straps of backpacks.  Also used for venting and pockets in bags. 

Width:
54"
Colors:
Black

$14.50/yd

Please keep orders to 1/8 yd increments. Minimum order is 1/2 yd.

1/8 = 0.125
1/4 = 0.25
3/8 = 0.375
1/2 = 0.5
5/8 = 0.625
3/4 = 0.75
7/8 = 0.875

 

1/4 Yard Leno Mesh Package 
Leno mesh precut into a 9"x54" piece. This allows plenty of fabric for smaller needs but avoids the 1/2 yd minimum. 

Size:
9"x54"
Colors:
Black

$4.75 per package

Please keep orders to 1/8 yd increments. Minimum order is 1/2 yd.

1/8 = 0.125
1/4 = 0.25
3/8 = 0.375
1/2 = 0.5
5/8 = 0.625
3/4 = 0.75
7/8 = 0.875

 

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X630 Nylon Webbing
A nice strong weave of flat nylon webbing that comes in a wide selection of colors.   

Size Colors Price
1/2" Black, White 55¢/yd
5/8" Black 65¢/yd
3/4" Black, Royal, Red, Yellow, Purple 75¢/yd
1" Black, Royal, Red, Yellow, Purple, Navy, Green, White, Burgundy 85¢/yd
 
Color and Size  

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3/4" Colored Nylon Sew-on
Our 3/4" Hook and Loop fastener is stocked in a variety of colors. If you'd like both sides, please be sure and complete 2 orders, one for hook and one for loop.

3/4 Inch Colors: White, Beige, Yellow, Red, Burgundy, Green, Olive Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Brown, Grey, Smoke Grey, Black, Turquoise, Hot Pink, Ivory, Sky Blue, Neon Orange, Neon Green, Neon Yellow, Neon Pink, Orange, Neon Red, Neon Blue, Dark Brown, Dark Grey, Purple (light/baby), Pink (light/baby), Juice

3/4" Click Here To View Colors $1.00 per yd per side*
$18.75 per 25 yard roll*

*All Hook and Loop fasteners are sold each side separately.

Please keep orders to 1/8 yd increments. Minimum order is 1/2 yd.

1/8 = 0.125
1/4 = 0.25
3/8 = 0.375
1/2 = 0.5
5/8 = 0.625
3/4 = 0.75
7/8 = 0.875

To order by the yard:
 
Color  
Side  

To order by the roll:

 
Color  
Side  

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Seam Grip Seam Sealer
This flexible urethane formula is a waterproof and permanent seam sealer that is concentrated and only requires one application.  Ideal for natural and synthetic fibers, waterproof laminates, leather, vinyl and more.  Dries overnight, or in 2 hours when Cotol-240 cure accelerator is added.  Repairs rips, tears and areas of abrasion. 

1 oz tube $6.95 each

8 oz tube $19.95 each***

1/2 oz blister pack Cotol-240*** $4.99 each

4 oz can Cotol-240*** $6.49 each

*** The Cotol-240 or 8 oz Seam Grip cannot be shipped via air. ****
We cannot ship Cotol-240 or 8 oz Seam Grip via UPS Next day, 2nd or 3rd day, nor can we ship to Alaska, Hawaii or Internationally.

 
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Melco Iron On Seam Tape 
A ⅞" heat applied seam tape for sealing seams on neoprene, outdoor garments and outdoor gear.  Can be easily applied with a household iron to achieve factory quality seams.  User assumes all liability of damage to their project when using this product since high heats are involved.

Colors: Black and Grey

$1.95/yd

 
Colors  

 

Melco Iron Heat Shield      
Use this 6"x10" Melco Heat Shield to protect your iron and fabric while sealing seams with Melco Iron On Seam Tape.  An inexpensive way to do the job right. 

60¢ each

 

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Gutermann Color Chart

 Gutermann Thread  

Thanks to its balanced elasticity and recovery, Gutermann is perfect for sewing any kind of clothing fabric.  Each stitch is uniform and seams do not pucker, regardless of if the fabric is natural, synthetic, or a blend.  Gutermann is washable to 200°F, shrink resistant, iron resistant to 390°F, color fast and fade resistant.   Its abrasion resistance guarantees durable and long-lasting seams.  100% polyester.  Stocked in over 200 colors--if you don't find the one you want, email us at seattlefabrics@msn.com

*** Note: Because Gutermann Thread comes in so many colors, we have made the first color option to be “Match my Fabric." If this color option is selected, we will attempt to match the fabric that you are ordering from us as best as possible. If you chose a specific color of thread with your fabric, we will select the thread that matches the best (e.g. if you order red fabric and you select red thread, we will chose a red that matches the closest). If you chose a color with out ordering fabric, we will chose the "truest" color possible. If you would like to order a specific color, we will need you to tell us the color name and number off of the spool or our color chart.

Standard Size-110 Yards $1.59 each
** 260 colors available **
Colors: Gutermann Color Chart

 
Color  

Dressmaker Size-273 Yards $3.29 each

 
Color  

Economy Size-547 yards $4.99 each

 
Colors  

Super Economy Size-1094 yards $7.79 each

 
Colors  

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Seam Ripper
Any good sewer is a good seam ripper!  Treat yourself to this professional quality seam ripper.  Larger than most, perfect for heavier outdoor applications.  

$1.75 Each

 

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1/4" Acrylic Double-Sided Tape 
Originally used by sail makers, this non-yellowing, double-sided tape is ideal for holding seams together long enough to get them stitched down. Will not gum up needles.  Comes in 72 yard rolls.     

$4.99 Each

 

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Wash Away Wonder Tape     
This 1/4" double-sided transparent tape can be stitched through.  Will not gum up needles.  Disappears after washing.  Use to position zippers, appliqués, pockets and much more without using pins.

1/4" x 360" $3.45 yard

 

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