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Old 26-02-2013, 13:52   #16
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Can I join without Coops finding out? He already thinks I'm a wuss. And while I use a Chinese Singer, I prefer Italian singers. Shoo be do be do...

That surgery may explain that wide streak of kindness you have Ericka. Mine went with the vasectomy.
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Old 26-02-2013, 14:05   #17
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That was funny enough to make me screw up the piece of trim I was cutting.
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Old 26-02-2013, 14:10   #18
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Count me in!
I had an upholstery shop for a few years, doing furniture, cars, boat covers, and I worked 2 yrs in an agricultural canvas shop. I still sew, and am actually thinking of starting a mobile canvas shop in a 5th wheel trailer, perusing the marinas and bringing the work to the boat, instead of vice versa.

My machine is a Consew 226R, waling foot, single needle with reverse.An old machine, but built like a Garand.

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Old 26-02-2013, 15:34   #19
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Welcome all any and all canvas input is greatly appreciated!


Blue Crab- Returning back and posting on this forum has helped me break out of my shell a bit, my "brain glitches" can be a bit embarrassing but even the grumpy cynics here are kind to me... You all are good therapy.

Sorry for the thread drift! Canvas, we were talking about canvas.
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Old 26-02-2013, 17:35   #20
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Good stuff, kid.
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Old 26-02-2013, 17:45   #21
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Great idea! My man does all the sewing, but he doesn't do forums. I'll try to get him to take a look and see if he's willing to participate. He's recovered his cushions, made dinghy chaps, a dinghy cover and added covered padding to the bit of mast that runs through the cabin. He's also done custom fitted sheets and repairs his own sails. He also repairs sewing machines. Nice guy to have around.
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Old 26-02-2013, 19:48   #22
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Can I join without Coops finding out? He already thinks I'm a wuss. And while I use a Chinese Singer, I prefer Italian singers. Shoo be do be do...

That surgery may explain that wide streak of kindness you have Ericka. Mine went with the vasectomy.
Hello Snookems. I wish that I could sew to be honest then it would take the list of skills that I have mastered to a grand total of.............1.

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Old 27-02-2013, 00:18   #23
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Re: New Sewing Group

Here is a list of some of the threads started on the Sewing Group forum. We have 14 members and counting

Curtains For The Boat
Sourcing Canvas and Hardware
Oilskins
Good Books about canvas fab
Sewing Machine Parts and Repair
Sea Berths and Lee cloths
Blogs that help
Boom tent
Making Fitted Sheets For The VBerth
Bean bag chair patterns and tips

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Do you guys have a blog? I would looovvve a dinghy chaps project added to our sewing group thread. I know it is advanced sewing, but I think it is the single best thing you can do to extend the life of your inflatable tender.

Other items on the wish list for the Sewing Group:
Jerry can cover
Spray cloth ideas
The Cruisers Awning
Sheet And Halyard Bags for the cockpit
No sew canvas projects A gal can dream can't she

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Awesome idea and efforts OG!
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Neat! I'll join! I want to learn how to make hatch covers. I have a Viking machine that I use for everything. I did make some cool mug covers and pockets for our dishes (Corelle). Also, I took some old towels and made pockets for the pots and pans, so they stay nice while under the stove.
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Thanks all for contributing to the sewing group, 20 members and some really great info.
Hatch covers sound great Angelfish2, I've seen them with reflectex sewn in to keep the heat out.
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I've got a few ideas to work on someday. Might look for a machine at some point too. Decided to go ahead and join the group too.
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Me in also. Have an old Singer machine my grandmother used to do magic with, kind of a flip-flop mount that can fit under a chart table . That if I ever get to go with the wind... Meanwhile, waiting to bring my first little boat home, I was looking into making a boom tent and other things.. Great idea!
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Id like to join. I would only be a barnacle because I don't even know how to thread a machine, but trying to learn.

Erica I didn't know about the surgery. Hope you're doing well. I donated my brain to science but sincerely hope they didn't give you mine!

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Joined also. I've done much bags, tents, harnesses and such.
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