May 16, 2013
March 1, 2011
The striped Olefin outdoor fabric is by Richloom.
Doubled over, and then folded in half - here are the cuts:
The strips closest to you is for the cording - (there are 2pcs total).
The next 3 strips are for the front and side drop downs - (there are 6pcs total).
The large piece is the body - (there are 2pcs total).
The two body pieces were sewn together at center after matching up the stripes using a flat fell seam.
The seam was then top stitched.
The strip for the awning rope has been zig-zag stitched and hemed.
Rope is ready to be sewn inside the fabric using the zipper foot of sewing machine.
Here it is, ready to be sewn to the top of the awning, top stitched to each side for durability.
The tent pole corner grommet reinforcement pieces and the tie down loops.
Corner reinforcement piece going in under the olefin straping reinforcement piece.
Another view. Only outdoor UV thread is used in an outdoor fabric project like this.
The Olefin straping is double stitched - here is the center reinforced fabric and tent pole tie down loop.
The rope is sewn at the top.
The sides and the reinforcing Olefin welting are on.
A template for the drop can be made out of most any sturdy cardboard or plastic!
Hemming the sides - they were zig-zag stitched, and then turned once and stitched.
Top stitching the interior trim piece.
This took two go arounds - once on the yellow stripe, and once on the blue to cover the hem.
When sitting under the awning, this is what will be seen.
The outside, or "right side".
Pom Ball Trim being top stitched.
Close Up of attaching the retro pom-pom fringe trim.
One heck of a lot of fabric to maneuver around the machine!
Close up of the Pom Pom Trim.
I will attach a picture of the awning completely folded out when the weather here improves enough for me to take it outside and show it off.
Here is a picture of a different canopy I made set up with a trailer the year before....
...and the view from underneath of the canopy....
Thanks for looking, and Happy Camping!