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#1 trovatore

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:04 AM

A lad walked into the shop a few days ago, and asked if I could make a shirt from kevlar fabric.
He wants it to be resistant to a knife blade!(And he is NOT in law enforcement!) This has got to be the wierdest request I've had yet.

But has anyone tried something like this? Any suggestions or recommendations?

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:13 PM

Have used kevlar nit gloves before. They would be easy to sew, not sure about cutting.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:57 PM

You should look after a book (you will get it only used)
"sewing outdoor gear"
from Rochelle Harper
You are not after the outdoor but it is very good in showing how to draft for and sew technical fibers as a starting point.
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#4 trovatore

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:18 AM

You should look after a book (you will get it only used)
"sewing outdoor gear"
from Rochelle Harper
You are not after the outdoor but it is very good in showing how to draft for and sew technical fibers as a starting point.
lg
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Thanks!

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:43 AM

its very interesting but, once word gets out that you can do it...
you will have all the gang members coming in. and then the cops will be checking up on you.
but it would be a great adventure instead of the same old every day stuff.

Edited by A TAILOR, 10 January 2012 - 09:45 AM.


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:30 AM

you will have all the gang members coming in. and then the cops will be checking up on you.

Perhaps I should consult a policeman before starting this!

#7 J. Maclochlainn

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:18 AM

Consult a Lawyer as to the legality, not the police. Police can give you rough guides, and at times some cops are misinformed or not very knowledgeable in certain aspects of the law. Remember police enforce the law and the lawyers and judges make the laws. Not to mention by approaching a police officer you might come under suspicion, where as a quick question through a lawyer will give you a better understanding of the laws in your state and not cause you to come under suspicion, and in post 9/11 world you don't need this.

The gentleman may also be a security guard or bouncer that works 3rd in some dodgy area, not everyone has ulterior motives ;D
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:20 AM

On a side note, I did hear of a bespoke tailor in Columbia that makes bullet-proof suits. They look fairly nice with italian and english cloths cut in a more fashionable cut yet incorporates panels of kevlar in vital areas.
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