Rear dust jacket notes: "A seamster is a practical, self-reliant sort of person, usually (but not necessarily) male, who knows that the sewing machine is a wonderfully useful tool. Now, with Sewing for the Outdoors, any seamster, including you, can construct equipment for the outdoors that is perfectly suited to your body, your budget, and your special needs. Take matters and materials into your own hands. Even if you can t tell a needle from a pin, this book will gradually teach you the seamster s skills, help you to be more self-reliant, and save you money, too." Includes patterns and instructions to make a duffle pack, a hatchback pack, a hammock, cycle panniers, a work apron, and more!