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    Posted: 24 August 2012 at 3:51pm
I thought there had been a post asking how to make a toe rail cover but search seems to fail to find it.

Here is a way:

Cut fabric strips wide enough plus 1 and 1/2" to cover the toe rail. Plus 1" will also work but seems more difficult to manage as will be described later.

For long toe rails, join strips together with a 1/2" seam and top sew.

On each end, fold 1/2" and then a length about 1/2 of the finished cover, and stitch.

Mark a line 3/4' inch from each edge. Lay webbing inside the line (3/4" of fabric exposed) and stitch the center side webbing, 1/8" from the edge.

Fold the exposed 3/4" of the fabric under the webbing and stitch 1/8" from the outside edge. Folding under 1/2" is doable but more difficult. Seam tape could be used. However, seam tape seems to gum-up the needle, so to avoid long runs with seam tape, press the folded-under fabric with a roller and staple with a pliers-like stapler. Be sure to remove the staples.

For the ends of the toe rail cover, fold each end inside out, stitch between the webbing 45 degrees across the end.

Cover can be secured via snaps, line, Velcro or a combination.

Here is a brief slide show.

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