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Re: sewing sunbrella
I used an inexpensive White home sewing machine and could sew through 3-4 layers of Sunbrella, but 4 layers was pushing my luck. Sometimes it would stall it. The White was adequate to make many simple projects, such as a mainsail cover, or winch covers, or grab rail covers, outboard motor covers, etc.
Even if you don't have a Sailrite machine, watch their how-to videos, which are free on their website. You'll learn how to do lots of neat things, such as how to set a zipper.