Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Boat cushion project

Here's my latest project - cockpit cushions for our boat  - not too sexy but a challenging job none the less. It's taken a while to get to this stage and this is what I had to organise to get started....

1. Create a pattern for the cushions. Nothing sophisticated about this - just paper and tracing on the seats.
2. Identify the most suitable foam, locate a supplier and get the foam cut to shape. There's two type of foam by the way, a dry flow foam for any wet weather and closed cell foam for comfort. These two foam types had to be glued together.
3. Order the materials to make the covers. These were marine quality canvas, continuous zips, pre made piping, under cushion material (non-slip), #18 needles, thread stand for large thread comes and exterior grade, polyester thread. All these materials I sourced from Sailrite who are essential a one stop shop for exterior canvas type projects. They have a great range of exterior canvases should you be making outdoor cushions. Their delivery timeframe is fantastic (at a price). They even have tote bag packs.

So got everything cut yesterday and will start assembly later this week - wish me luck. It will be interesting on my home machine.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - I thought kitchen chair cushions were a challenge - Good Luck!!


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