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    Posted: 10 May 2014 at 12:15pm
I'm in the process of making sunbrella windshield covers for my boat. Do you have any suggestions on how to finish the corners? I want to double up the edges of the fabric as reinforcement for snaps. Is there a method for creating rounded windshield corners ? Or if I create a square shape I could use a double hem but I'm afraid there might be to much bulk. Any suggestions ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2014 at 8:53am
You can do it either way. If you do the squared corner it is not too difficult to figure out how to reduce the corner thickness by cutting a square out of the corner before the folds. But if you want the rounded look, it can be accomplished by folding pleats or cutting slits in the edging as the folding is done. I think this is a great idea for a future blog topic so I will pass the request along to advertising.
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For a square corner, you could miter the corner to reduce bulk. There are lots of How To Miter a Corner articles on the Internet. The following link, albeit for making a napkin, was the most help for me.

http://piraterodgers.com/tutorials/miter-a-corner.pdf
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Hello,
Does anyone know if they followed up with the Windshield Cover Making on a blog topic?  If not here did you find one anywhere? I am sick of hunting? PLus I have 4 books on boat canvas work & only one of those slightly mentions it.

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Sailrite has not had time to do this video yet. I will remind Eric that it needs to be done. Sorry but videos do take time to complete:

The most recent videos can always be viewed from YouTube on the Sailrite channel.
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When I designed and created my custom enclosure I had many panels w/ curved reinforced edges for snaps.

My method was to embed several internal layers of either fabric or old Eisinglass, then finish the edge w/ binding tape, as shown in this image. The binding tape permits following a curve.




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