I was wondering if anybody has collected some sewing patterns along the years for clothes found to be practical while leaving aboard in the middle latitudes and sub-tropical climates. Not only fool weather cloths, but also practical daily cruising clothes for adults and kids.
I'm very happy to announce today that my cabin cushion project is finished. They turned out great! I used 8 yards of 46" Sunbrella True Blue furniture fabric and 7 yards of beige woven vinyl underlining plus the various sundry supplies: zippers, Seam Stick, thread, piping cord, etc. from...
There's a good deal of cloth on a boat besides the sails. We take it for granted until it needs to be repaired, renewed or replaced. Then we need smelling salts at the first price quote.
A great deal of cloth, indeed: Covers for mainsail, hatches, winches, binnacles, grab rails, dinghies...
My sunbrella sail cover has a few tears and I thought about purchasing a sewing machine to patch it up as well as doing other small projects for the boat.
Would a 200$ sewing machine be up to the task?
I'm looking at making at a minimum:
- 8 large cushions
- large custom dodger
If those projects are fun and turn out well, I'll do some future work on the side and try and make it a hobby with positive cash flow (unlike the boat).
I like Sailrite's machines. Question: should I...