And fabric?

Posted By: Anonymous

And fabric? - 06/13/06 01:28 AM

I was wondering what are the pouches made of? I'm pretty good at sewing - thanks to my mom, who's still better. I wanted to try making myself some pouches but I don't know which fabric is better. I like the ones with screens, but is it really a screen or a kinf od plastic, see-through ?
Posted By: SugarBlossoms

Re: And fabric? - 06/13/06 01:39 AM

Most pouches are made of Fleece with all the seams hidden. Make sure there are NO strings anywhere whatsoever for a glider to get ahold of. I use fleece inside of the pouches when I make pouches out of regular cotton material or flannel. However, you MUST make sure NO seams can be seen. Many gliders die from getting tangled after pulling a thread and many more lose limbs from getting feet, legs, hands etc. entangled.
Posted By: SugarBlossoms

Re: And fabric? - 06/13/06 01:40 AM

I forgot to say that fleece doesn't unravel. Make sure you cut off the selvedge. (sp?) <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: And fabric? - 06/13/06 02:02 AM

Fleece is the safest fabric as a pouch liner. For the outside of the pouch you can use either fleece, cotton or flannel.

Like said above try to keep all the seams hidden and make your stitches as small as possible. All pouches should be inspected every day as gliders can dig around trying to make a nest or get comfy and tear fabric or expose threads.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: And fabric? - 06/13/06 02:11 AM

Also, the screen for the windows is pet screen from your local building supply store and it is actually a plastic screen material.
Posted By: KattyM

Re: And fabric? - 06/13/06 03:03 AM

I haven't sewn anything since a project in 7th grade home ec (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth), so I buy all of my pouches. But from what I've read, get the no-pill fleece. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: And fabric? - 06/13/06 01:52 PM

Thanks a lot guys. I'll try that.

Yeah, I guess I was in the wrong section to post that <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />
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