Step 1: The First Step
Stuff you need:
1. Soap Box Cart
2. Red cotton cloth
3. Yellow Cotton Cloth
4. Gloss Black Paint
5. Silver Sticky back plastic (fablon type stuff)
6. Wood Patterned sticky backed plastic
7. Garden canes
8. Wooden kedab skewers
9. Understanding wife
Just to get an idea of what we need to achieve I laid out the coloured cloth on the floor, covered the bonnet with aluminum foil and the wood sticky back plastic over the back of the cart
Step 2: Covering the Body Work
The wood patterned sticky back plastic was applied first, trying to take care ensuring that there are no air bubbles (failed).
This is then trimmed around the opening for the driver.
At this point I thought I should have painted the frame first, so carefully using the nondrip black gloss I painted the frame, dumb irons and wings.
I also used an off cut from the fablon to cover the dash that had lost its colour whilst outside.
The bonnet was covered in the same fashion using the silver fablon. this gives a fantastic finish and I think I'll use this method for building my older daughters soap box cart this summer.
Step 3: The Wings
One end was sewn so that it forms a tube for a garden cane to pass through and a simillar tube is sewn in to the centre yellow section.
The canes pass through these tubes.
Holes are drilled in the cart frame such that the wings are formed and hold teh fabric in tension. The loose edge is attached to the frame.
The front wing is made in a simillar way to the main wing but is obviously much smaller and uses the skewers as supports.
This is attached to the front of the frame, I drilled small holes teh same size as the skewers.