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Sewing a Customized Mosquito Net

We are delayed yet again.  I am still in Greensboro, and Nick is trying his hardest to get the truck completed at the shop in Raleigh.  We will not leave until Tuesday (and who knows if it will be as early as Tuesday!).

So I have been keeping busy.  It took me hours and hours to make our mosquito net, but it is finally close to being finished.  I will have to sew the finishing touches once I can put it in the truck to see how it fits.  We needed a mosquito net for the truck’s sleeping compartment that:
- fits the truck to prevent mosquitoes and bugs from entering (and eating us up)
- can be easily and quickly set up
- can be rolled up during the day to prevent damage while we are driving
- takes up very little room to store

Nick had an old mosquito net that I laid out and cut into 4 large rectangles (first picture).  I used a piece of screen that my mom had (these can be purchased at a hardware store – they are soft and plyable and are screens you would put in a door).   I used the screen as the “ceiling” of my net.  I then sewed each rectangle to a side of the ceiling, and finished off the edges with bias tape (which can be purchased in any fabric shop).  I then sewed strips of fabric to the top and bottom of the screen ceiling.  These will allow me to roll up the side pieces of netting and tie them off at the top in the mornings.

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2 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. This is so damn cool! Now I can always see where you are!

    1. Abe & Kathy on March 21st, 2009 at 8:10 pm
  2. Hi, rochelle, nice sewing job. I was telling a friend today that the truck is looking like a fortress — ready for anything! especially mosquitoes. Cheerio. Norma

    2. Norma Hawthorne on February 22nd, 2009 at 7:35 pm

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