So you want to make a Gaiter...

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#35 Fitted Gaiter
The goal here is to deliver a functional and adaptable design trimmed out in such a way that most folks can easily & inexpensively collect the ingredients and won’t need special tools although more demanding options are discussed inside. Size is determined by measurement around your boot cuff since these are form-fitting gaiters. Height of the gaiters is plotted directly from your own measurements. 

Features:

  • Four sizes fit from lightweight hiking to plastic, double boots.

  • All sizes allow the same wide height adjustment range.

  • Form-fitting design is less apt to snag or trip you up.
    An important feature particularly when wearing crampons or skis.

  • 2" wide, overlapping, Hook and Loop closure in front;
    - is very fast on and off.
    - avoids potential zipper complications in the future.
    - is very secure & degree of overlap can be varied to adjust fit.

  • Lined Bottom section is neat, durable and avoids problems from unraveling fabric edges or loose threads.

  • Adjustable top webbing band.

  • This gaiter pattern design uses only readily available fabric, hardware and webbing.

However, additional, high-performance design options are described inside for the extra ambitious Gaiter "Cobbler".

Bottom Shell
The bottom shells are straightforward. Use something waterproof and relatively tough. How tough, and stiff, is up to you. Cordura works well but anything from Packcloth to Ballistics nylon is possible.

Bottom Lining
Lighter weight than the bottom shell. A wide range of waterproof or water repellent fabrics will work as long as they aren't too flimsy (it rubs on your boot hardware) and don't absorb water. Packcloth is good or any tightly-woven synthetic weighting between 4 and 8 ounces per square yard (approx 200 to 430 denier).

Upper Shell
For waterproof uppers, it's tough to beat the performance of a "waterproof-breathable" fabric laminate such as Super Waterproof/Breathable-tex in a three layer construction. The three-layer construction has a textured, protective mesh laminated to the inside as well. These three-layer laminates are easier to sew, the inside feels better and promotes evaporation, and they are tougher than "two-layer". Two-layer "waterproof-breathable" laminates are readily available for less money in a range of weights and do a fine job also. They are far better than non-breathable, urethane coated fabrics which will leave most folks with sweaty calves.

$4.00 per pattern

 

 

Materials List:

21 Inches Upper Shell Fabric:
  • 3 ply Super Waterproof/Breathable-tex
  • 2 ply Super Waterproof/Breathable-tex
  • 2 ply Super Waterproof/Breathable-tex with Cordura face (extra durable)
  • 12 Inches Bottom Shell Fabrics:
  • Pack Cloth
  • 500 D Cordura
  • 1000 D Cordura
  • Ballistics
  • 8 Inches Bottom Lining Fabric:
  • 200 D Coated Oxford
  • Pack Cloth
  • 2.5 yards 3/4" Webbing
    1 yard 2" Velcro Hook and Loop
    1/2 yard 3/4" Velcro Hook and Loop
    2 each 3/4" Ladder Lock Buckles
    2 each 3/4" D-Rings
    2 each Gaiter Hooks
    1 each Thread
     

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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:  Check this fabric out now!

    $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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    Super Waterproof/Breathable-Tex (2-Ply) 
    Waterproof, breathable and windproof.  The two-ply has a face fabric and a micro porous Teflon membrane.  It is recommended that 2-ply be lined, to protect the membrane.  Meshes and uncoated nylons work well for this.  

    Uses:
    Parkas, skiwear, rainwear, expedition suits, cycling gear 
    Width:
    57"
    Colors:
    Check this fabric out now!

    $18.49/yd     ($29.95/yd for black)

    $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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    Super Waterproof/Breathable-Tex (2-Ply) 330 Denier Cordura Face
    Waterproof, breathable and windproof.  The two-ply has a face fabric and and a micro porous Teflon membrane.  It is recommended that 2-ply be lined, to protect the membrane.  Meshes and uncoated nylons work well for this.

    Width:
    57"
    Colors:
    Check this fabric out now!

    $24.95/yd

    $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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    200 Denier Heavy Coated F/R Oxford - New!!!
    4 oz per sq. yard 200 Denier. This is not your typical, lightly coated nylon oxford; in addition to being flame retardant, it has a super heavy 1-1/2 ounce flame retardant urethane coating! Giving its superior characteristics, this fabric is waterproof and perfect for applications where weight is critical with out moving up to a heavier fabric. Perfect for displays where flame resistance is required! 

    Uses:
    Display booths, tarps, ground tarps, tent floors, stuff sacks, light weight bags and much more!  
    Width: 60"
    Colors: Red, White, Royal, Yellow, Black, Magenta, Purple, Maroon, Silver, Green and Orange.

    $7.95/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

     
    Colors  

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    430 Denier Packcloth
    7 oz. per sq yd.  This tough durable fabric has a polyurethane coating yet it remains flexible and easy to work with.  The polyurethane coating makes this fabric waterproof yet lightweight.  It is extremely abrasion resistant.     

    Uses:  gym bags, packs, stuff sacks, tarps, gaiters, briefcases, ponchos, rain gear  
    Width: 60"
    Colors:  Maroon, Red, Baby Pink*, Orange, Gold, Yellow, Kelly Green, Forest Green, Turquoise, Light Blue, Electric Blue, Royal, Navy, Purple, Tan, Dark Brown, Silver, Charcoal, White, Black, Olive, Fluorescent Green (add $1.50/yd for Fluorescent colors), Blaze Orange (add $1.50/yd for Fluorescent colors), Hot Pink (add $1.50/yd for Fluorescent colors), Woodland Camouflage (add $1.50/yd for Camo), Desert Camo (add $1.50/yd for Camo)

    *Baby Pink is available while supplies last

    $8.95/yd

    $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

     
    Color  

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    500 Denier Cordura
    8 oz. per sq yd.  A very nice urethane coated fabric with a Cordura weave.  It is lighter than 1000D Cordura and heavier than 430D pack cloth.  This is the perfect fabric when you want a Cordura weave without the weight and stiffness of 1000D.   

    Uses:  patches, gaiters, cases, packs, luggage, totes, duffel bags, soft-side luggage, camera cases, and musical instrument cases.

    Width: 60"
    Colors:  Blaze Orange (add $1.00/yd for Fluorescent colors), Purple, Teal, Forest Green, Maroon, Navy Blue, Royal Polyester, Silver, Red, Black, Navy Ripstop

    $10.50/yd

    $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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    1000 Denier Cordura
    11 oz. per sq yd.  A very heavy weight nylon with a urethane coating.  It has excellent tear strength and is very abrasion resistant.  This fabric is amazingly tough and versatile.   

    Uses:  heavy duffel bags or packs, soft-sided luggage, camera cases, and musical instrument cases, gaiters and go-kart racing suits..

    Width: 60"
    Colors:  Red, International Orange, Gold, Teal, Forest, Navy Blue, Wine, Electric Blue, Purple, Mariner Blue, White, Silver, Charcoal, Black, Chocolate, Wheat, Olive, Yellow, Blaze Orange (add $1.50/yd for Fluorescent colors), Fluorescent Pink (add $1.50/yd for Fluorescent colors), Fluorescent Green (add $1.50/yd for Fluorescent colors), Woodland Camouflage  (add $1.50/yd for camo)

    $13.50/yd (add $1.50/yd for fluorescent or camouflage colors)

    $4.00 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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    Junior Ballistics Cloth 
    9 oz. per sq yd.  850 Denier.  This is a medium weight urethane coated nylon that has the ballistics weave; tough yet flexible. 

    Uses:  patches, gaiters, cases, packs, luggage and totes 

    Width: 60"
    Colors:  Black

    $12.95/yd

    $2.00 for a Sample Pack (includes 1050 Denier Ballistics and Junior Ballistics

    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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    1050 Denier Ballistics 
    16 oz. per sq. yard 1050 Denier.  This is the heaviest weight of urethane coated nylon that you can get.  It is extremely tough and abrasion resistant.  A must for any heavy-duty project that you have in mind.

    Uses:  heavy duffel bags, soft-sided luggage, cases for cameras, musical instruments, gaiters and haul bags

    Width: 60"
    Colors:  Purple, Navy, Black

    $15.95/yd

    $2.00 for a Sample Pack (includes 1050 Denier Ballistics and Junior Ballistics

    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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    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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    Nylon Sew-on Only VELCRO®
    VELCRO® brand fasteners has many uses for the outdoors as well as many sewing and home decor projects.  Whether you are bundling a sleeping bag, attaching gear to a backpack, setting up camp or customizing gear, VELCRO® brand fasteners is an ideal solution.  We sell our hook and loop separately in 5/8", 3/4", 1", 1.5", 2" and 4".  Our 3/4" 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.

     Don't forget to check out our 3/4" colored fasteners

    1/2" Black 80¢ per yd per side
    5/8" Black or White 90¢ per yd per side
    $16.25 per 25 yard roll*
    3/4" Black or White
    Don't forget to check out our 3/4" colored fasteners
    $1.00 per yd per side
    $18.75 per 25 yard roll*
    (colors are 27.5 yards and are listed below)
    1" Black, White, Olive Drab, Tan $1.25 per yd per side
    $20.00 per 25 yard roll*
    1.5" Black or White $1.50 per yd per side
    $27.50 per 25 yard roll*
    2" Black or White $1.75 per yd per side
    $31.25 per 25 yard roll*
    4" Black $3.25 per yd per side
    $62.50 per 25 yard roll*

    *All VELCRO® brand 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:
     
    Size and Color  
    Side  

    To order by the roll:

     
    Size and Color  
    Side  

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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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    Ladder Lock Buckle
    An easy threading single piece buckle that is designed to hold under tension and release with a lift of a tab.  This makes one-handed adjustment easy, whether releasing or tightening.   Comes in Black.

    1/2 Inch 40¢ each
    5/8 Inch 45¢ each
    3/4 Inch 50¢ each
    1" 55¢ each
     
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    Light Weight D Rings in Nickel Plated Steel
    Provides a secure attachment point anywhere the strength of metal is needed. These D-Rings are light weight and most come in as a Split D-Ring (unwelded). The 1-1/2" and 2" D-Rings are a similar weight but are welded. Comes in Nickel Plated Steel.

    ½" - Style #410st 20¢ each
    " - Style #410st 25¢ each
    ¾" - Style #410st 25¢ each
    1" - Style #410st 40¢ each
    1½" - Style #412 light weight welded 50¢ each
    2" - Style #412 light weight welded 60¢ each
     
    Size  
    Also check out our other D-Rings and Loops for other styles.

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    Gaiter Hooks
    A boot hook set in 3/4" webbing so you don't have to buy an expensive setter. These hooks are perfect for gaiters!

    $1.50 each  (currently not available to order, sorry)

     

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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

     

     

    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

     

    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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