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A burgee cover is a simple project that can dress up your boat with minimal effort or expense. This burgee is hanging out in the wind and getting bea...
Our finished cover is going to be 16" long with a finished diameter of 3". Here I'm using SeaSprae, a light weight polyester fabric. It shows marks ...
The finished length is 16", and we will have a 1/2" seam allowance at each end. 16 + 1/2 + 1/2 = 17" long. The finished diameter is 3", times 3.14 ...
Using a square, lay out the cut lines.
Cut out the piece. It's good to cut inside the lines, but not needed.
We are going to hem the bottom (open end) of the burgee cover 1/2". Fold the bottom edge 1/2" "inside to inside" and staple or pin into place. Cre...
First, sew near the fold. DON'T sew over the staples. Alongside is OK, or remove the staples when they are just in front of the presser foot.
Remove any remaining staples, and sew near the edge of them hem. I used a heavier thread than the machine was set up to use, and didn't take the time...
Cut the strap about 10" long, and melt the ends so it doesn't unravel. (I used a hot knife, but most people don't have access. A CAREFULLY applied l...
Next we fold our cover in half, with the finished (outside) sides together.
Sew on the strap along both lines of stitching, and be sure to backstitch.
Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance along the one end and edge that need to be sewn. Be sure to backstitch both the start and end points.
The fun part is turning the cover right side out.
If I had my boat nearby, I'd check the strap for length by putting the cover over my burgee.
Cut the strap with enough length to give yourself about a 1" loop and about 1/2" past where the snap will be installed. Any canvas shop can install t...
Here is the finished cover installed on the boat. Much neater!
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