I want to sew my own expensive clothing - Sitka, HECS, Duluth

Doozy

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I bought a beginner's heavy duty sewing machine (Link), so that I could make my own chest holster (which would otherwise cost me $150; I'm making two, and they are turning out better than what I could otherwise buy). My wife allowed it, but feels I'm never going to use the sewing machine again. I want to prove her wrong!

I now want to make my own Sitka-inspired hunting layer clothing, HECS undergarments & balaclava, and possibly other casual Duluth-inspired clothing. Doing so, I think I'm going to save a LOT of $$$$.

...just wondering if anyone knows of good places to buy fabric and patterns. Thanks in advance.

p.s., this has actually been fun to do, and I recommend others of you giving it a try. Plus it saves money and you can make it according to your own custom specifications (e.g. accessories or having the same pattern for your clothing as your gun stock.)
 
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Doozy

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Making an Eberlestock-inspired pack, and rifle stock pack are other projects I'd like to do. Those may be more difficult to find patterns for.
 

sp6x6

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Friend of mine made alot of smaller stuff.Would be good to start,gaiters if you need them
 

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