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 This instructable is on a ghillie suit.a ghillie suit is camouflage at its best . Military snipers use ghillie suits to hide in fields forests and other vegatation . I have seen a  few other ghillie suit instructables but i wanted to make my own . 
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Step 1: Materials

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 You will need a few things to make a ghillie suit 
a piece of burlap big enough to wrap around your body 3 times
camouflage pants(i didn't want to make my nice camo pants ghillified so i made a par of pants)
camouflage shirt or jacket
camouflage hat
netting with 1 inch spacings(cut up a baddmitten net)
 fabric dyes(that blend into your surroundings)
hot glue 
hot glue gun
lots of time

Step 2: Getting the burlap string

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 To get the string from the piece of burlap you need to pull it apart string by string
Once you have all the string cut it into thirty or twenty inch strings then you will be ready to dye the string . 

Step 3: Dye the string

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 Pick your colors . 
For a lush green forest pick green dyes ,  for an area that has dead leaves on the ground pick some browns ,  for a field pick tans . Pick colors that blend into the surroundings where you want to use it . 
I picked olive green and a plain green because I want to use it in a forest 
Dye your burlap your colors . 
Take the burlap out at different times to give it different shades of that color . 

Step 4: Attach the netting

 The netting is what the burlap strings attach to .
Lay the clothes your using out flat on the ground and lay the netting over it and cut the netting to the size of your clothes . 

Make sure to cut netting for both sides of your ghillie suit if you want to make a full body ghillie suit , 
if your a sniper and lay down a lot only cut netting for the back . 

Step 5: Attacch the burlap

 This is the most important step of making a ghillie suit . 
To attach the burlap grab 3 or 4 strings at a time .  Bend them in half so they make a long u shape .  Place the u shape under a string from the netting , fold the long u  in half with one half under the nets string the other half over . Pull the ends through the loop at the end and do that to all the string . 
Make sure your colors are spread out . Meaning don't put all the green in one place and all the brown in another . 
I'll add pics soon . 

Step 6: Good job

If you made an entire ghillie suit you have you should be very proud . 
Ghillie suits are proffesional tules used by real snipers . 
Some ideas for what to use your ghillie suit for:
hide and seek 
Remember ghillie suits are supposed to be 40 percent burlap and 60 percent natural vegetation . 
Please send me a pictures if your going to make a ghillie suit and links to other ghillie suit instructables .
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thank you very much I begin my project tomorrow.

Never tells me how much Burlup I need. I bought three big bags and took 5 hours unstinting two and a half of them.

You could also use Shogoo that works really well so I have heard. Thank you for simplifying the instructions for me. I am going to be doing this with my best friend for a school project

zack attack5 years ago
how do you attach the net to the jacket?
yourworstnightmare (author)  zack attack5 years ago
kicker109 is right use hot glue on the corners or waxed flost in an x pattern. Sorry i didnt get back to u i had no idea that mmy instructable was posted sorry

i wpuld use shoo glue

use hot glue or sew it on with cotton or waxed dental floss
why floss? ( nice user pic!)
Because unlike hot glue (im using this method because i dont have much time to spend) it wont come undone easily and "Kill" the look of it, i chose waxed because moisture wont hold in it and rott if you know what i mean.
gwolf4 kicker1096 months ago

if done right it will not rott

thanks about the pic...
gwolf4 kicker1096 months ago

you use non waxed dental floss...waxed will not hold knots good

ThePaulHammer4 months ago
Any info on the netting? I mean does any net work? If you must use ghillie webbing an ible about making it would be great...

Hi, where would i find the dye for this?

Hi, where would i find the dye for this?

Hi, where would i find the dye for this?

Drake23125 months ago

how would you go about making this for snowy areas?

kudzu637 months ago

Pretty good instructable. I made one for myself a while back. Here's a pic. See if you can find it. I did this several years ago from a kit that I bought because I couldn't afford a whole suit back then. The kit cost about $75 then but now you can buy a whole suit for less than $50. If you look close you can see my dog in the pic too.

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kudzu63 kudzu637 months ago

Also, I know someone will ask. The ratio used was 30/70.

ablevins31 year ago
It's 30% artificial joot 70% natural veg always has been no matter your area that ratio never changes. Or who you ask if they know what there talking about trust me there gona say 30/70
pyrogod11 year ago
What is the suggestion on adding vegetation? Do i like tie some sticks or something i just don't want the things to rot.
tom tom go2 years ago
nice! I think I'll start at it this week but, how long did it take you to make this suit? (I mean the jacket and trousers) and is that burlap in the picture just all stripped to thin strings did you buy it like that
tules is not how you spell tools and the ghillie vegatation ratio is wrong 30 burlap 70 veg.
The ration changes depending on who you ask.
alright you got me there i personally do 30/70 because of my area others need more or less
Another option that I have seen is cutting and dying strips and then tying them on and freying them then.
frikkie3 years ago
I like your idea.but in practise we should not see you when looking at the photo.then youre camo/ghillie suit will be a winner!
And then everybody will probably comment and say; what ghillie suit?
Or even say all they can see is a empty bush. still nice instructable.
spylock4 years ago
I was able to find burlap 5X12' already cammoed,it was $10.00 a bundle so I bought 2 in hopes of making a suit when I get the time.What would be wrong with just sewing hemmed stips of burlap on directly overlapping of course and then pulling the strings apart?
your idea sounds like it would work, but it might not hide the shape of your body as much.
PKTraceur4 years ago
Can you show a picture of all the burlap strands you used? I'm getting a lot of individual strands from the burlap bags, but I don't know how many I should get. I don't want to waste dye if I don't have enough strands. Whats the average length of your strands?
what did you find to help you separate the burlap fibers?
i use a crotcheing needle it is a hook that hooks on to one string and pulls it out. it works 10 times as fast.
thank you
The3rdPunch4 years ago
Where can you find some burlap string/yarn?
I got mine at wall-mart in the fabric section, you will still need to pull it apart though.
Stealth54 years ago
All of a sudden every one is a professional! at making ghillies, what a laugh! Got any pictures of the one you made not just some copied pics of the net?????
HypnoprisM4 years ago
When will the pics be here for the burlap attachment? Also, this is REALLY helpful!
They are proFessional tOOls used by real snipers.
sammyhond14 years ago
were do u get that dye?
yourworstnightmare (author)  sammyhond14 years ago
I got mine at a craft store make sure to get permanent die
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