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Umbrella Stitching

Printed From: Sailrite Enterprises, Inc.
Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Covers and Awnings
Forum Discription: Canvas covers of all varieties
Printed Date: 02 December 2022 at 10:04am

Topic: Umbrella Stitching
Posted By: GlennC
Subject: Umbrella Stitching
Date Posted: 10 August 2018 at 8:53am
I am making 2 new 10' offset umbrella covers using Top Notch 9 fabric & Profilen thread from Sailrite.  In the video for making an umbrella when sewing gores together only one line of stitches is put in at each side of a gore panel, no seamstick, with no top stitch.  I guess this is to make it nicer looking from the outside?  Any reason not to top stitch?
If I don't top stitch then I am thinking of sewing binding to the seams on the underside of the umbrella to give it a nicer look from underneath.  Anyone see a potential problem with this.  Thanks,

Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 10 August 2018 at 11:11am

All the techniques you described are acceptable and will not cause any issues with your umbrella project. If you would like to add a top stitch you may do so, it will add strength to the seam. Or if you like you can add a binding to the underside of the seam. Please let us know if you have any more questions and good luck with the umbrella project.  

Best Regards,
Matt Grant

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