Sewing Techniques

How to Install Hidem Gimp

Watch how hidem gimp is installed on the bottom side of a cushion that is stapled to a backer board and on a helm seats base frame to protect the upholstered vinyl. Hidem gimp is a marine quality vinyl fabric that is folded and sewn to itself along both long edges to create a beautiful trim which hides the staples it is secured with.

How to Sew a French Seam / Double Top Stitch

Nothing sets off an upholstery job better than a French seam. A French seam (Double Top Stitch) is often found in luxury vehicles and boat upholstery. Often used when sewing panels of leather, faux leather or vinyl seating fabric together. Combined with thick thread a French seam will make your next upholstery project really look great. Get noticed, consider using French seams!

Learning to Sew Part 2: How to Stitch

In Part 2 of Sailrite’s Learning to Sew Series, you will learn how to sew basic stitches. Watch and learn how to set up your machine to sew, sew a curve, sew in reverse and how to turn corners.

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.

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