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Old 10-20-2016, 04:27 AM   #1
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Default Home made awning

For a winter project I think I will remake my awning fabric.
It's already a home made awning but I really out did my self in the cheep department. I never sewed anything this heavy before, so I used a silver tarp that I got from Harbor Fright. I made the bag and sewed in an endless zipper that I got from a friend that does boat interiors.
It was a challenge sewing this thick material on my machine. But now I'd like to up the fabric to Sunbrella Awning Stripe Pacific Blue Fancy. Sure different.

What I would like an opinion on is, Do I run the stripes across the van or at a 90 from the van, We've seen them both ways and it's the same amount of material. I'm figuring 9 yards. That gives me a 9 or 10 foot awning 8'W x 9' out. Only this time I learned how to put a scalloped edge on it, but even that I've only seen it run across the van or should I say stripes run full length front to back.
it's only 8 x 8 now.
here's what it looks like now.



This is what I'd like to use.
http://www.sailrite.com/Product%20Im...0&resizew=1000
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:31 PM   #2
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I'd run the stripes the length of the van (not at 90 degrees). The only thing I'd check would be how the scalloped edge looks that way. The solid blue section could make for a very nice scalloped edge if it happens to work out like that.
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I agree . I watche a video from Sailrite on how to make the scallops. I'll follow their method. An get the supplies from them to do it.
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