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Old 31-03-2010, 00:17   #1
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Canvas Project Repair Books?

Any suggestions on good beginner canvas project & repair books? While your'e at it. Any suggestions on a good canvas sewing machine.
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Old 31-03-2010, 03:36   #2

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Better than a book getupandgo/ Has TONS of the best information on anything canvas. Instead of one persons methods you get input from experts around the world. There has been recent discussion on diy sewing machines with input from professional dealers/repairmen. No. Book comes close to the wealth of information in their searchable archives. Google it if link doesn't work I'm posting from handheld without cut and paste ability

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Old 31-03-2010, 04:22   #3
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Highly recommend a visit to Sunbrella Fabrics, Sailcloth, Canvas and Sail Hardware, Gill Foul Weather Gear and More!

They have a lot of projects and also a lot of how-to videos. Their sewing machines have a great reputation for this sort of work, and they have a very comprehensive catalogue (and web site).

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Old 31-03-2010, 04:39   #4
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We used The Big Book of Boat Canvas, when we first started out and found it helpful. We also own a Sailrite machine and over the years it has been worth its weight in gold. WG
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Sailrite did excellent by me. They have on line and dvd instruction video. Their phone help was excellent. I bought their sewing machine and was pleased. I was dumb enough to make cockpit cushions for my boat and a total form fitted boat cover. Much more work than the average person would enjoy but it kept me busy for a winter.

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