Learning to Sew Part 3: How to Sew Basic Seams – Canvas

Part 3 of Sailrite’s Learning to Sew Series tackles sewing seams. In this video you will learn how to sew an overlapping seam and a semi-flat felled seam.

Learning to Sew Part 5: How to Sew a Zipper – Outdoor/Canvas

Don’t be intimidated by zippers! In Part 5 of Sailrite’s Learning to Sew Series, we demonstrate a simple way to sew zippers. This method is perfect for adding zippers to pillows or cushions.

Needle Adjustment Prevents Thread Breakage – Consew Sewing Machine 206RB-5 – Simple Adjustments – Demo

Consew Sewing Machine 206RB-5 – Simple Adjustments – Demo

SLOSC Vinyl vs. Mesh Trampoline fabric

We compare vinyl and mesh trampoline fabrics on a Hobie 16. This applies to all of our beachcat trampolines though.

Trampoline Fabric Temperature Comparison- SLO Sail and Canvas

This is a comparison of the various trampoline fabrics we have available at SLO Sail and Canvas. Temperature measurements were made with an Extech infrared thermometer. This video was filmed in San Luis Obispo, California on 7.31.2013 with a shade temperature of about 70 degrees at 1:45pm in full sun.

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Here are the fabrics listed in the order they appear:
All fabric weights are in oz/sq yd
All temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit.

“Standard Mesh”
Black Polypropylene Mesh (8 oz weight) Aerial Fabrics- 113 degrees
Blue Polypropylene Mesh (8 oz weight) Aerial Fabrics- 98 degrees
Navy Polypropylene Mesh (8 oz weight) Aerial Fabrics- 115 degrees

“Heavy Duty Meshes”
White Precontraint 392 S (25 oz weight) by Serge Ferrari- 74 degrees
Black Precontraint 392 S (25 oz weight) by Serge Ferrari- 90 degrees
White Precontraint 492 S (30 oz weight) by Serge Ferrari- 78 degrees

Solid Vinyl Trampoline Fabrics
In the solid vinyl trampoline fabrics there is more variability with respect to suppliers and fabric weights. Fabric weights range from 22-40 oz/sq yd. Suppliers are a mix of Seaman Corporation and Top Value Fabrics.
Black- 116 degrees
Blue (Trampoline on the boat: 124 degrees, Sample in row: 109)
Grey- 99 degrees
Green- 105 degrees
Red- 89 degrees
White- 69 degrees
Orange- 80 degrees
Yellow- 81 degrees