Friday, July 31, 2009
I sewed up this pressure vest for Katie. Super simple. Cost about $30. I had to spend $60 but had tons of neoprene left over. Enough to make another vest (hence I said it only cost $30) I will make a pair of pressure shorts instead of another vest, but that'll have to wait a bit. The neck and underarms are bound in fold over elastic (FOE). The front is 3mm neoprene. The back is 3mm neoprene U-Loop. And I used 1.5" Aplix for the fasteners. Neoprene is a little tricky to sew on a home machine, but 3mm was not too difficult. I bought specialty thread but my machine would not sew with it. So I had to use regular thread, which they say can cut into the neoprene, but I'm hoping it'll be ok.