The Big Book of Boat Canvas: A Complete Guide to Fabric Work on Boats / Edition 1

The Big Book of Boat Canvas: A Complete Guide to Fabric Work on Boats / Edition 1

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McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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The Big Book of Boat Canvas: A Complete Guide to Fabric Work on Boats / Edition 1

The Big Book of Boat Canvas is a thorough revision and updating of Karen Lipe's two popular earlier books, Boat Canvas Cover to Cover and More Boat Canvas, combined with a whole new section on below-decks sewing projects. In this latest volume Lipe ranges well beyond the boundaries of traditional canvas work to create a comprehensive guide to fabric work on board. You'll find dozens of traditional canvas projects—sail covers, awnings, duffel bags, dodgers, and Biminis, wind chutes, winter covers—all with clear, step-by-step instructions, generously illustrated. You'll also find dozens of not-so-traditional fabric projects to add comfort and a touch of elegance to your below-decks spaces: custom interior cushions, fitted sheets and daycovers, privacy curtains, lee cloths, even a tablecloth to fit your varnished table. Lipe offers a veritable minicourse in interior yacht decoration, dozens of useful sewing tips, a careful detailing of materials nad tools needed for each project, and an extensive discussion of modern fabrics appropriate for exterior and interior use. In short, this handy book covers everything you need to know to sew comfort, utility, and style into your boat.

"A treasure of functional and fanciful projects you can sew yourself."—Multihulls

"You'll find this book of the utmost practical help."—The Ensign

It passed what is for me the acid test of a how-to book: The Big Book of Boat Canvas made me want to get at some long-neglected projects and even to try some that I never thought I could manage."—SAIL

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070380004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/1991
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 696,656
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: A Few Fundamentals
1. The Sewing Machine
2. Tools and Hardware for Canvas Work
3. Sewing Terminology and Techniques
Part Two: Topside Projects
4. Color Considerations
5. Fabric for Exterior Projects
6. Canvas Bucket, Ditty Bag, or Rigger's Bag
7. A Simple Duffel Bag
8. Ready Bags and Sea Sausages
9. Spar Bag
10. Life Jacket Bag
11. Sheet Bags, Tool Bags, and Lazarette Shelves
12. Sailboard Bag
13. Bicycle Bag
14. Building an Awning
15. A Dodger, A Bimini, or Both?
16. Riggin a Rain Catcher
17. Secure Your Ship with Weather Cloths
18. Hatch Dodgers
19. A Simple Wind Chute
20. Deck Cushions
21. Sail Covers
22. A Cover for the Yacht Tender
23. Building a Winter Cover
24. Windshield Cover
25. Hatch Covers
26. Custom Covers for On-Deck Equipment
Part Three: Interior Fabric Work
27. Design and Color Considerations in Interior Fabric Work
28. Fabrics for Interior Projects
29. Interior Cushions
30. Sheets and Quilts versus Expensive Upholstery
31. Curtains
32. Locker-Mounted Laundry Bag
33. Galley and Navigator's Strap
34. Lee Cloths
35. Creating Storage out of Open Shelving
36. Protective Carpet Runners
37. Fitted Toilet Seat Cover
38. Tablecloth, Napkins, and Placemats to Fit Your Table
39. Canvas Insert for Pipe Berths
40. Screens
Appendix 1. Care and Cleaning of Clear Vinyl and Acrylic Canvas
Appendix 2. Glossary of Interior Fabric Terms
Appendix 3. Sources

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