Covering boat seats

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Covering boat seats

Postby cusoak » Tue May 10, 2016 5:27 am

I have a small rowboat that I am redoing. I need to put vinyl and foam on the wood to make the seats. Have everything I need but I am having trouble making the corners look good. Want to do this my self as it is a small project, but need some advice on how to get nice corners.
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Re: Covering boat seats

Postby chugalug » Tue May 10, 2016 6:30 am

:D Sailrite has alot of how-to videos.maybe you could find something there. :D
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Re: Covering boat seats

Postby mrintense » Tue May 10, 2016 1:06 pm

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Re: Covering boat seats

Postby slug » Tue May 10, 2016 4:08 pm

You could always look in the upholstery section :roll: :roll:

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Re: Covering boat seats

Postby cusoak » Thu May 19, 2016 3:05 pm

Well we figured out how to cover the seats. it is quite simple. Need a sewing machine. And a wife that knows how to use it, heavy needle and heavy thread.
Put your the end of your seat over the end of a work bench. Lay the fabric upside down on the seat. Make sure you allow enough fabric to be able to staple it in place. Fold it down over the sides and end. at the corners, pinch the side and end together at the corner. Then run pin through the fabric to hold it in place . Then mark where the corner is with a pen,so that you know where to sew. Sew it and then make a cut in the fabric to make a flap.Lay it back on the seat and repeat the same process on the other side.When done with one end you will now put it in place still turned in side out. Make the finished end fits snug , pull fabric tight to the other end and repeat the same process. Turn the fabric right side out and install over foam rubber adjusting it to fit nicely and staple in place.
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