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Ghillie Suit Materials - Composition of a Ghillie Suit

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Ghillie Suit Materials - Composition of a Ghillie Suit

Ghillie suits are composed of outer materials connected to an inner base. Outer material is made from jute or synthetic thread, while lightweight mesh, nylon netting, or military combat uniforms usually compose the inner base of a ghillie suit. The article will describe more in detail the outer materials and the inner base that forms the shape of the suit. If you are looking for materials to make your own ghillie suit, check out the ghillie suit kits and materials from Ghillie Suit Depot. Ghillie Suit Outer Material THe outer material is composed of thread from natural jute plants or...

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How to Make a Ghillie Suit - Part 10: Conclusion

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How to Make a Ghillie Suit - Part 10: Conclusion

Conclusion We hoped you found this tutorial for making a ghillie suit beneficial. It is not the "definite guide" by any means, but hopefully it can serve as a good example. Using a ghillie suit kit, you can make a high quality ghillie suit at a fraction of the cost. Building your own homemade ghillie suit takes time, but can also be very rewarding. What Can Be Added There's alway's room for improvement. Here's a list of things we could add to this ghillie suit: Thumb Loops: Thumbs loops could've been added to prevent the jacket sleeves from riding up...

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How to Make a Ghillie Suit - Part 9: Attach the Hood

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How to Make a Ghillie Suit - Part 9: Attach the Hood

Attach the Hood to the Jacket The hood can be attached to the BDU jacket once all ghillie thread has been tied. On the back of the jacket, find the rows of netting that begin at the collar. Go 2 rows down. Tie ghillie thread every few squares to join the hood to the netting on the jacket. This time tie a full knot.   More from this Tutorial Part 1: Getting Started Part 2: Choose Your Ghillie Suit Kit Part 3: Choose Your BDUs Part 4: Prepare the Jacket Part 5: Prepare the Pants Part 6: Reinforce the Front...

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How to Make a Ghillie Suit - Part 8: Tie on the Thread

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How to Make a Ghillie Suit - Part 8: Tie on the Thread

Tie on the Ghillie Thread Types of Knots Use a simple overhand knot or a mounting knot for tying ghillie thread to the netting. An overhand knot is the first half of tying your shoe. Only one is needed to fasten down the thread. The alternative is the mounting knot. Bring a loop of the threads around the netting, and then pull the slack through the loop.   Number of Knots Some ghillie suits are made with thread tied to every square of netting. Others have larger amounts of thread tied to every few squares. Tying a knot to every...

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How to Make a Ghillie Suit - Part 7: Create the Hood and Rifle Wrap

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How to Make a Ghillie Suit - Part 7: Create the Hood and Rifle Wrap

Cut out the Hood For our ghillie suit, the hood was simply a piece of netting cut to a specific pattern. The size of a hood was shaped to extend from shoulder to shoulder and over the face. The photo below shows the width and length of the hood that forms an oval shaped pattern. Note this hood was made to fit a Large-Regular BDU Jacket. The size of the hood could vary with the size of your jacket. Also be sure that you cut enough netting to go over your face. Ghillie thread will be tied onto the hood...

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