Stake Loops

We have a Panther Pavillion Regent Tent. I -love- it.

BUT I don’t love they way they do their stake loops. They have a fabric loop which the stake goes through. When you drive this to the ground you end up with the sharp edges of the stake wearing on the fabric.. and you also end up with canvas which is in direct contact with .. and sometimes driven into the ground. After several years of use these loops have started to look stained and tattered.

At West An Tir War this year one of our stake loops tore as we were setting up the tent. We managed to temporarily fix it with a couple of rivets and a quick bit of hand stitchery..but this definitely isn’t the strong and reassuring stake loops I’d like to have on my pavillion at Pennsic.

So.. I finally did something that’s been on my to-do list for a long time.. and I borrowed a friend’s Super Strong Industrial sewing machine (a Heavy Duty Singer from 1937) and replaced all the stake loops at the bottom of my tent (20 stake loops total).

For each replacement loop I used ~10″ of acrylic webbing which I got at Joann’s Fabric.. and some soldiered rings (#4 x 1-1/4″) from Ace Hardware.

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