2009 February 15th, 12:16
made my own hoodie!
I went from last night posting in Jehu's jag35 thread asking him what that nylon thing was around his LCD screen, to figuring it out by myself from browsing the forum and making my own today in about 20 minutes!
I searched for places to buy one, and decided that I liked the cinetactics one best because of the durability, and it's a good fit for what type of gear I usually gravitate towards.
I will be mainly using my camera outdoors in the field a lot, filming sportbike freestyle and bowhunting trophy game so that was important to me that it be tough enough to handle it and seve it's purpose well.
It didn't look too hard to make, and I knew I had some stuff laying around, So here is my first DIY thread on the site!!!!
I had a newer API treestand harness that had straps for your legs and they had padding sewed on the inside of the webbing that a piece of was going to work well for the strap goin around the back of the LCD. And I never use the leg straps anyways, so it didn't bother me to cut 'em off! LOL
I also had a knife sheath that I never use that has soft material on the inside, a thick layer of rubberized or teflon padding or something sewed in between the soft padding on the inside and the thick nylon webbing that is on the outside. So, I grabbed up some sew-on velcro, a good needle, some heavy duty black nylon thread, a good knife and a hot glue gun.
I used the hot glue gun to tack it all in place so I could fit it and then sew it all together easier.
The strap around the back is really soft so it shouldn't be too rough on my LCD... It's fully adjustable, and it just needs to find it's shape and it'll be fine! It ended up a little deeper than the cinetactics one, but I like it, it should make the LCD relatively easier to view even on the brightest of days.
so that is it.. What do ya'll think of my DIY hoodie!?! LOL
I just had the stuff layin around like I said, so why not save $35.? Now I'll spend about an hour sewing it all up by hand and then I'll probably iron the sides where I want the corners to bend better and call it good!
And FYI on my DIY, I am bit by the bug bad!
I just took delivery of this HV30 on wed the 11th!! LOL Only other acessory I have is a Pol. filter... but I can tell already that the more I search around and learn stuff, the more of that stuff that I want to buy too!! So yea.... I got it baaaad... LOL