Friday, November 1, 2013

Another type of sewing project

I usually stick with sewing clothing for myself because that is what I like to do. But recently I got to do a little industrial sewing project! SLO Nexus is a local bike racing team/club and this weekend they (we?) are putting on a cyclocross race at El Chorro Regional Park. Someone had the great idea that we should make musettes for the prize packages. So that is what we did. We made 204 musette bags at SLO Sail and Canvas. Then we screen printed them. Here's some pictures:
cutting large sheets of nylon

the scene from above

this machine cuts the fabric into the bag shape!

sewing machines in the floor

so the floor is the work table

204 of those!

and the final product!
We managed to get all the bags made in one night with 4 people on sewing machines and several others helping with cutting, tacking the straps, taking photos (thanks Garrett!) and prepping to do screen printing (which happened on a different night). Here's a shot of that endeavor:
and 203 more of the final product!

Another bike-racing related sewing project that I did recently: 6 capes! We wore these at the 24 hours of Chamberlain race last weekend. Making 6 capes was so much faster and easier than making 200 musettes! And I probably repeated that exact sentence 7 times while we were making them.
Shiny capes for team ponies!

Chenin models the cape in action!

So, that's this turns out to be a post about the convergence of two of my favorite things: sewing and riding bicycles. But I guess I would add to that list of favorite things: group projects and friends.

All good stuff!

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