Originally Posted by Pblais
You are going to spend a lot of money
on just fabric
and foam. The mistakes
are very expensive. A Pro probably won't make any but if they do they will be on the hook not you.
If you wanted to try it just buy some dirt cheap
foam and make a square cushion of a specific predetermined size and see how exact you can get. You need a zipper so you can stuff it with the precut foam. After you make a few you may be good enough but don't learn with the real materials. It's not as easy as it may first appear to layout and cut with very little waste.
My thoughts exactly. On another fourm (or maybe it was here, I forget) I saw some who did their own bimini
. The end result was ... suitable. A bit saggy; you could see it bunched up in some areas. I certainly would not hire them but it should keep the sun and off their heads.
I suppose it depends on what you want. If mediocre is good enough, DIY is often the way to go (as long as you aren't buying
a sewing machine
for the project). If it isn't, find a good tradesperson.