Dad and I have been working on a few boat covers lately. Up here in Alberta, most folks take their boats out of the water after the Labour Day long weekend. It's a great time to take the ol' boat to the upholstery shop to get a new cover!
I love working on boats. This was my first experience helping Dad make a fitted cover, and I loved it! It's a lot like draping, but the boat is a solid object, so once you fit it, it stays put! It's amazing to see the progress.
We start up front at the windshield and lay a piece flat and trace around the edges, then we take a huge piece to cover the back of the boat and do the same thing, then we sew the 2 seams together, and little by little, we fit it around all the edges, and eventually, it turns into a lovely, custom-fitted cover!
|Dad riveting snaps to the side of the boat|
Ta-Da! Doesn't that look great? So much fun!
Here's hoping the weather stays nice. We did this one in August, we just finished 2 this week, and we have 3 more boats coming in October! And no, we don't specialize in boats. Sometimes, things just come in groups. Tis the season!