Cutting the slits for the harness straps in the vest question.

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    Muad'Dib's Avatar
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    Cutting the slits for the harness straps in the vest question.

    I'm ready to cut the vest for the straps to feed through.
    I just wondered how you all did this and sew the slits so they don't fray. I am not the best sewer in the world so I wanted some pointers.

    Pics might help too if possible.

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    High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Re: Cutting the slits for the harness straps in the vest question.

    I did this last night! I took a lighter to the cuts shouldnt fray after that right...thank me later bud. Hope this works for you....maybe reinforce it with some stiches later

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    Re: Cutting the slits for the harness straps in the vest question.

    Do you have access to a sewing machine or someone that does have one?
    Last edited by rdnkson; Jul 26, 2010 at 9:09 AM.

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    Re: Cutting the slits for the harness straps in the vest question.

    If your material isn't a synthetic it won't melt it will burn... Btw

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    Re: Cutting the slits for the harness straps in the vest question.

    I used the button hole setting on my sewing machine, and just made REALLY big button holes.

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    Re: Cutting the slits for the harness straps in the vest question.

    This is what I use to stop frays-

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...PRODID=prd2992

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    Re: Cutting the slits for the harness straps in the vest question.

    I bet some super glue would work just as good...its colorless and the spot will be covered by the backplate and collar anyways

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