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Message started by Kordwar on Jan 14th, 2022 at 10:12am

Title: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Kordwar on Jan 14th, 2022 at 10:12am
Inspired by the post about slinging in a Charlie Brown Christmas and someone mentioning trying to use a scarf before I wondered how much you could modify a scarf to have it be a usable sling but still also be a functional scarf. Not sure if anyone has tried this yet.

Hit up the local dollar tree and bought a 55 inch fleece scarf


Put a quick and dirty hand stitch into it after folding it twice and leaving a section in the middle for the pouch


After pulling the sewn parts inside out it was basically two tubes with a flat center and it worked surprisingly well at forming a proper pouch


Proof of concept seemed usable, got dark before I could get outside to test, so I brought it to work to use our sewing machine we use for conveyor belts and canvas


Turned it back inside out and as I said, it makes a surprisingly decent pouch (the flat side on the other side is the actual pouch, this is just showing how it grips like a bootleg split pouch)



Took it out back of work and slung a stone, it's honestly not horrible. It wouldn't be my first choice but it's functional. I might put a hole in one end and stitch a loop in it because gripping it between my fingers is awkward as hell.

edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FN8_xEMEWY (not sure how to embed video) now with video!

And it still works quite well as a scarf! I would prefer a longer scarf, but that's a different project entirely.



Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Morphy on Jan 14th, 2022 at 10:39am
So Ive done a lot of dumb things in my life. So I consider myself a bit of an expert on dumb things. That being said this is the opposite of a dumb thing. This is cool as hell! The only issue that Im having is the link you posted to the slinging video isnt visible. Can you repost it maybe?

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Kordwar on Jan 14th, 2022 at 10:43am

Morphy wrote on Jan 14th, 2022 at 10:39am:
So Ive done a lot of dumb things in my life. So I consider myself a bit of an expert on dumb things. That being said this is the opposite of a dumb thing. This is cool as hell! The only issue that Im having is the link you posted to the slinging video isnt visible. Can you repost it maybe?


I can do a quick video when I get home from work and edit my original post, I realized after you posted that the format the rest of the post was in implied a video or link

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Kick on Jan 14th, 2022 at 10:49am
I've been meaning to make a "fancy" strap sling, which would pretty much be a scarf but tougher material than  most scarfs are made from. It would be an interesting thing to play around with. Thanks for reminding me of that project :D I guess you could also trim down the release end so it tapers, but then again I guess it starts being a question of "Where does a scarf end and a sling begin?"

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Kordwar on Jan 14th, 2022 at 11:05am

Kick wrote on Jan 14th, 2022 at 10:49am:
I've been meaning to make a "fancy" strap sling, which would pretty much be a scarf but tougher material than  most scarfs are made from. It would be an interesting thing to play around with. Thanks for reminding me of that project :D I guess you could also trim down the release end so it tapers, but then again I guess it starts being a question of "Where does a scarf end and a sling begin?"


I guess tapering the stitch could work for the release, and it could even have the tassels/fringe on the end and still look scarf-like. I think one woven on a loom with the express purpose of being a ...Scling?(the name needs to be workshopped) Would do better

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Kick on Jan 14th, 2022 at 11:16am
Slarf?  ;D

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Morphy on Jan 14th, 2022 at 12:25pm

Kordwar wrote on Jan 14th, 2022 at 10:43am:

Morphy wrote on Jan 14th, 2022 at 10:39am:
So Ive done a lot of dumb things in my life. So I consider myself a bit of an expert on dumb things. That being said this is the opposite of a dumb thing. This is cool as hell! The only issue that Im having is the link you posted to the slinging video isnt visible. Can you repost it maybe?


I can do a quick video when I get home from work and edit my original post, I realized after you posted that the format the rest of the post was in implied a video or link


Oh im just teasing lol. But if you want to post a video I can speak for everyone in saying we are all pretty much sling video junkies and theres a distinct lack of scarf sling videos out there. Seriously though, really awesome idea.

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Rat Man on Jan 14th, 2022 at 1:04pm
Not dumb at all.  And what a relief it is to find a new guy who posts pictures that fit on the page!

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Kordwar on Jan 14th, 2022 at 1:18pm

Rat Man wrote on Jan 14th, 2022 at 1:04pm:
Not dumb at all.  And what a relief it is to find a new guy who posts pictures that fit on the page!


I had to do a bunch of digging to figure it out because I didn't want to get yelled at >.>

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Kick on Jan 14th, 2022 at 1:20pm

Kordwar wrote on Jan 14th, 2022 at 1:18pm:
I had to do a bunch of digging to figure it out because I didn't want to get yelled at >.>

The getting yelled at for not resizing a picture is almost a rite of passage. Good that you skipped over that step though :D

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by timpa on Jan 14th, 2022 at 1:27pm
Cool!
Sometimes I have worn a small scarf.
Scarf___Darts.jpg (393 KB | 5 )

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Kordwar on Jan 14th, 2022 at 6:13pm
I will post a video tomorrow, it got too dark out. I did record but I came out looking like some sort of sling cryptid

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by walter on Jan 15th, 2022 at 8:00pm
We had a member from somewhere in the polynesian islands that used a scarf. Or was it a head band?

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 15th, 2022 at 8:45pm
Wait… you sew conveyor belts together at work?  When are we going to see a conveyor belt sling pouch?

How do you like those heavy duty  manual industrial sewing machines? I’ve seen them on eBay for around $100 and am occasionally tempted to buy one.

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Kordwar on Jan 15th, 2022 at 9:53pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jan 15th, 2022 at 8:45pm:
Wait… you sew conveyor belts together at work?  When are we going to see a conveyor belt sling pouch?

How do you like those heavy duty  manual industrial sewing machines? I’ve seen them on eBay for around $100 and am occasionally tempted to buy one.


I have actually considered it! They're typically really stiff, but there's one or two that miiight work, ironically it's the one belt style that needs to be sewn. I used to have to do it entirely by hand!

I was surprised at how well it works on heavy materials, it's a little fiddly to set up but overall I think it's worth it. If I didn't have access to one I would consider buying one myself.

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 17th, 2022 at 10:59am
Does it still function as a scarf ?
As a non hat and scarf wearing person, I have no experience if what a scraf needs to still work :-)

I believe Willie Garvin fashioned a sling from modesty blaises bra in one of the books.

And a towel - as everybody knows - is an essential multipurpose item we should all carry at all times.

But scarves, I think are new :-)

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Kordwar on Jan 17th, 2022 at 11:18am
It does still function as a scarf! I'm bald so a hat is essential in the cold, but the scarf helps in the winter time because my house gets cold. As long as it keeps my neck warm I consider it working.

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Jaegoor on Jan 17th, 2022 at 11:43am
with a good belt you can sling them without any problems.

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Kordwar on Jan 17th, 2022 at 12:56pm

Jaegoor wrote on Jan 17th, 2022 at 11:43am:
with a good belt you can sling them without any problems.


Like a regular leather belt? That's awesome

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Jaegoor on Jan 18th, 2022 at 5:22am
Ja. Nimm einen leder Gürtel mit breiter Schnalle. Die Schnalle kannst du als Griff verwenden. Für die Finger. Das Gürtel Ende hälst du ganz normal. Stein in die Mitte. Los geht's. Es ist zunächst sehr ungwohnt. Aber es funktioniert . Man gewöhnt  sich daran.🤣🤣

Title: Re: A dumb idea I had: The sling scarf.
Post by Caldou on Jan 24th, 2022 at 5:41pm

Kordwar wrote on Jan 15th, 2022 at 9:53pm:

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jan 15th, 2022 at 8:45pm:
Wait… you sew conveyor belts together at work?  When are we going to see a conveyor belt sling pouch?

How do you like those heavy duty  manual industrial sewing machines? I’ve seen them on eBay for around $100 and am occasionally tempted to buy one.


I have actually considered it! They're typically really stiff, but there's one or two that miiight work, ironically it's the one belt style that needs to be sewn. I used to have to do it entirely by hand!

I was surprised at how well it works on heavy materials, it's a little fiddly to set up but overall I think it's worth it. If I didn't have access to one I would consider buying one myself.


since you got the conveyor belts bits, you can look for Aussie's sling pouch on the archives of the forum

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