Different type of sewing

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Today's sewing was a marathon job. I finally decided I had to repair my  
market umbrellas.
After a very wet weekend where my umbrellas were up all weekend the  
small holes and cracks that have appeared over the years, in a circular  
pattern from being rubbed when folded  and unfolded were letting in too  
many drips to be put up with any longer.
I ordered, about 6 years ago, some Sunbrella fabric intending to  make a  
new cover for my oldest umbrella 1.5m x2m but I never got around to it  
so I  decided to use the Sunbrella to patch the central panel of the 2  
biggest umbrellas which I use the most.3m x 2.8 m
Taking apart was quite easy ; the top knob unscrews the corner  spines  
are on spring loaded ends and the rest are not. I marked one corner  
with a line of permanent marker on the metal and the white cup that's on  
the umbrella to  make sure I didn't ended up spending an age putting it  
back on.
Well I spent an age putting it back on and about an hour because the new  
fabric made it tighter!!!!! Plus about an hour and a half stitching the  
Sunbrella fabric over the centre panel. I decided not to remove the old  
panel as my fabric was a bit narrow  14 cms short on width compared to  
the existing central panel in the umbrella.
I haven't got a picture of the finished umbrella I will try and take one  
when I am on the market tomorrow. The Stitching is uneven as it was hard  
to stitch, I had to hold all the umbrella weight and pull it through at  
the same time, but It's done and I should be drier now.
I will tackle the 2nd one later in the week, I think I need a lie down now.

--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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Today's sewing was a marathon job. I finally decided I had to repair my
market umbrellas.
Well I spent an age putting it back on and about an hour because the new
fabric made it tighter!!!!! Plus about an hour and a half stitching the
Sunbrella fabric over the centre panel. I decided not to remove the old
panel as my fabric was a bit narrow  14 cms short on width compared to
the existing central panel in the umbrella.
I haven't got a picture of the finished umbrella I will try and take one
when I am on the market tomorrow. The Stitching is uneven as it was hard
to stitch, I had to hold all the umbrella weight and pull it through at
the same time, but It's done and I should be drier now.
I will tackle the 2nd one later in the week, I think I need a lie down now.
--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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Re: Different type of sewing
On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:55:23 PM UTC-5, Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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She's a brave woman for sure!  I just don't know if I'd have the nerve
to tackle that problem.  Looking forward to pictures!


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Claire, if you have access to McNett's Seam Grip, I've found it quite handy  
for repairing small holes and rubbed spots in structures like tents and canopies.
http://outdoor.mcnett.eu/seamgrip/ You might be able to stave off a real repair  
session for quite a few more years.

Kay


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