Upholstery - Marine

Applying Polyurethane Foam with Fabric Backing to Soften a Rigid Upholstered Piece

Polyurethane Foam with Fabric Backing (often called sew foam or scrim foam) can be used in a variety of upholstery applications. In this video demonstration we will be gluing it to a wooden pedestal which will help give this ridged and rough wooden form a pleasing soft uniform look when the vinyl fabric cover is pulled over it and stapled in place.

Consew’s CFC Foam Cutter – Demo

Consew’s CFC Foam Cutter – Demo

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 Make a Powerboat Aft Bench Cushion

In this tutorial video we will show you how to reupholster a powerboats aft bench cushion. This bench cushion hinges back to revel storage below. The cushion has a vinyl fabric cover which covers the foam then the vinyl fabric is stapled to a backer board. To reupholster this cushion we will cut and replace the old foam then a new cover will be made from marine quality vinyl seating fabric from Sailrite. We will also cover the underside of the backer board to give it a finished look. Order supplies and tools at: http://www.sailrite.com How to Make a Powerboat Aft Bench Cushion Chapters: Removing Old Upholstered Fabric – 0:54 min Patterning & Cutting New Foam – 3:44 min Patterning Top Plate Sections – 6:00 min Sewing French Seam – 11:01 min Sewing Channeling Fabric – 15:03 min Sewing Prefabricated Piping – 20:35 min Making & Sewing Boxing – 23:38 min Preparing the Backer Board & Installing the Cover – 30:14 min Hiding Staples – 36:16 min Materials List – 38:54 min

How To Make a Quick and Easy Box Cushion

You can quickly and easily make box cushions following this DIY tutorial. There is no faster way to make a cushion cover and still get gorgeous results. Follow this 7 step process and you too will be making cushions in less than 60 minutes each. Order supplies and tools from: http://www.sailrite.com How To Make a Quick and Easy Box Cushion Chapters: Measuring & Cutting Foam – 1:00 min Cutting Bottom Plate – 2:39 min Sewing Zipper to Bottom Plate – 5:14 min Cutting Top Plate with Facing – 9:04 min Sewing Assembly Together – 14:05 min Inserting Foam – 17:21 min Materials List – 19:11 min

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 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.

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.

Please call us with any questions you may have at (805)479-6122.

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