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« on: October 03, 2011 08:35:39 PM »

I got given a 6 person dome tent which had no poles and tears in the tent/fly, so it was beyond salvageable as a tent.

I've cut all the material up from the fly, and have two colours, dark blue and a light beige. Pieces range from approx 2m square to small narrow strips of about 20cm wide. From the tent I have lots of black flyscreen and a bit of dark blue.

I'm using some of the flyscreen to make a flyscreen door for our bedroom door to keep the flies out but other than that I am stumped. I don't really want to chuck it out because it's in really good nick.

Any ideas would be great!
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011 12:25:00 AM »

I've seen ripstop nylon made into produce bags online. They are just produce bag sized with a tie sewn on so you can fill with apples for example and then tie shut.

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011 08:13:32 PM »

Assuming it's waterproof (although, it would have been a very crappy tent if it wasn't waterproof..)
You could make an umbrella out of it?
I have no clue how you would go about doing this, though you can probably buy umbrella "skeletons" online.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011 10:23:58 PM »

I was going to say shopping bags, gift bags, or some form of reusable bag.  How are your sewing skills - because if it is water resistant or waterproof material, then you could make a jacket or rain poncho from it.  The flyscreen I would make produce bags from - just better to use mesh for that so that it is easier to check out for the cashiers.

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2011 07:47:49 AM »

If the stuff is lightweight, you could make a sleeping bag, or a lightweight "tarp" to put under a tent to protect it. I've also seen cloth "shelves" that you hang inside at the top of tents for storing clothes and gear.
I'm assuming it's waterproof, sewing it into covers to protect outdoor furniture. Or making outdoor pillows.

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