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    Make own wetsuit

    Anyone ever make their own wetsuit or boardshorts? I am pretty skilled with the sewing machine and have modified boardshorts and repaired wetsuit seams but I am interested in trying to make a 2 mil jacket and maybe down the road a full suit.

    Any info would be appreciated.

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    i would get a old suit and take it apart by cutting the seams apart and use that to make your pattern off of it.

    I found this place that sells 2- 5 mil neoprene

    http://www.seattlefabrics.com/neoprene.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by instantkarma View Post
    I am pretty skilled with the sewing machine and have modified boardshorts and repaired wetsuit seams
    I have a 4/3 with a ripped seam, not sure if you know how to glue weld, but looking for someone who can fix it, I'd rather pay someone to fix it, then spend the cake for a new one...let me know if this is something you can do?

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    well i suck at sewing but anyone know how hard it would be to make a board bag? Isnt it just strait lines?

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    i cant speak on the wetsuit , but the board bag is really easy and cheap , its not going to look good unless you have a sewing machine and some skill using it but it will def work, i bought some clearance fabric from walmart and the egg crate sleeping pads and sewed it all up it did not have a zipper i have to slide the board in kinda like a sleeping bag but it cost like 10 bucks and took maybe an hour i just sewed it will i was watching tv .

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    Quote Originally Posted by billabongmoney View Post
    i cant speak on the wetsuit , but the board bag is really easy and cheap , its not going to look good unless you have a sewing machine and some skill using it but it will def work, i bought some clearance fabric from walmart and the egg crate sleeping pads and sewed it all up it did not have a zipper i have to slide the board in kinda like a sleeping bag but it cost like 10 bucks and took maybe an hour i just sewed it will i was watching tv .
    I did the same thing dude some canvas and egg crate, I left some over hang and have a rope tie for the end.

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    recycling ahhh

    i took a 2/3 spring suit and made a hoodie..
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytoobad View Post
    i took a 2/3 spring suit and made a hoodie..

    Can u make that pic bigger ??? That pic is so small it looks like you got a rubber glove on your head like Howie Mandel

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    Quote Originally Posted by billabongmoney View Post
    i cant speak on the wetsuit , but the board bag is really easy and cheap , its not going to look good unless you have a sewing machine and some skill using it but it will def work, i bought some clearance fabric from walmart and the egg crate sleeping pads and sewed it all up it did not have a zipper i have to slide the board in kinda like a sleeping bag but it cost like 10 bucks and took maybe an hour i just sewed it will i was watching tv .
    thanks...i dont care how it looks i just want something to protect my boards. I failed my home-ec sewing project back in middle school so i have no experience but its pretty easy? and you think a snowboard bag could be made the same way?