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    Posted: 14 July 2017 at 8:52pm
I am remaking a small dodger/sprayhood using the existing canvas as the pattern. It's so small that it simply fits over the hatchway like an arched pram hood. On the original the seams were sewn by overlapping the canvas and they failed due to the UV exposure of the stitching. I thought of using a felled seam but as the seam is curved with a convex piece joining a concave piece would a felled seam could become very puckered? Would I be better making a simple seam and then binding the edges? Or is there a better way?

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Hi, You could use a simple flat seam but sew with Tenara or Profilen Lifetime thread. But I really see no reason that the semi-flat felled seam can't be used. The curvature should not cause an issue if you keep the initial stitch line 1/2" from the material edges creating a fairly narrow seam.
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Thank you - after a few trials with some scrap material I realised the curve was shallow enough for a felled seam to work. Tenera is not an option as the cost of the thread here (Singapore) is more than the fabric being sewn and my friend who the cover is for could not afford to pay that much. Job done; its a tiny bit wrinkly but I think once in situ and under tension it will look fine. Certainly stronger than the overlapped seam the previous canvas work had.
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Sounds good, glad it worked!
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