Originally Posted by Caveman
Loving the tarp. I've been a little scared of trying to tackle that project yet, but you made it look (sorta) easy
Looks like it turned out great. Thanks for posting.
Thanks Caveman. In my opinion, the hardest part is sewing the french seam ridgeline and once I got out the roller foot, it was much easier as the foot would flatten out the width of the seam as it was sewn. I also learned NOT to help pull or push the fabric - let the machine do it. Just keep a small tension and keep it straight. I think I did like 6 inches at a time.
Pins pins pins - or use folder clamps to hold the material. I used pins as I knew I would use seam sealer (Permatex Flowable Windshield Sealer) on the ridgeline anyhow. I had the pins far enough over on the material that I could sew right along the pins without removing them. That was the second time I sewed the ridgeline - the first time was really bad as I used my standard foot on the machine and was all over the place.
If you can sew the ridgeline, the rest is very straight forward - using plastic poles to mark the cat curves - and goes quickly.
Can't wait to do one in sylnylon!. I really like the 12ft length and being able to close the ends.
I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."