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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:49 am
by hob (deleted)
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Quote: Frantone wrote in post #60
There is a tool to open the awning rail I think. A slightly widened entry point either side of each bracket would be the neatest answer.


I had a look at those, they seem to be just for opening up tight bits........again no way to get it in between the brackets

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#62

RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:03 pm
by hob (deleted)
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Ordered a 1.2 m awning rail today and some more sewing thread as I ran out ......thought 120m would be enough but not so

Total cost for 4 window shades will be about £42.00..........with 4 m of material left over.

Packed Mrs Jones away for a few days so I can have my kitchen back


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#63

RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:10 pm
by Julie Grafo | 1.739 Posts

Have you thought of going into business Nev for those of us who don't have a sewing machine and couldn't use it anyway. Very bad memories of needlework classes at school (showing my age there).


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:07 pm
by hob (deleted)
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Quote: Julie Grafo wrote in post #63
Have you thought of going into business Nev for those of us who don't have a sewing machine and couldn't use it anyway. Very bad memories of needlework classes at school (showing my age there).


Errr I'm retired.............I was refused needlework classes at school and told boys do woodwork or gardening (at that age I had other motives for the needlework class) (you weren't at my school were you?)

You should see the mess I got into trying to join 2 big bits today
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Then the bottom thread ran out
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So if anyone wants a set made ...................I will hopefully be away at a site with no Wifi


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:29 pm
by Ribski | 1.455 Posts

Nice to see you use a high-tech up-to-date electric sewing machine ! Is it self threading too ?? !


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:32 pm
by hob (deleted)
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Quote: Ribski wrote in post #65
Nice to see you use a high-tech up-to-date electric sewing machine ! Is it self threading too ?? !



Mrs Jones is most offended she is 104 years old and needs a reasonably strong right arm to get her moving

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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:16 am
by Pop540 | 1.543 Posts

normally suggest sewing machine oil (coulsew sells it on ebay) otherwise mrs jones will gum up and be hard to turn (3 in one has citronella which gums up over time)

really must update vintage do dah with the resto tips


if need to join two pieces fabric together again try putting pattern side together and zoom down the edge that would be the centre it looks like you have done a lap joint normally made in wood no problem at all with this, the other way hides the stitching and overlap seam
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liking the progress,


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:12 am
by hob (deleted)
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Zitat
it looks like you have done a lap joint



Did that as it needs to be reasonably strong and will be seen from both sides.


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:59 pm
by Julie Grafo | 1.739 Posts

Sorry Nev but my school was all girls! I was always hopeless at needlework, took me all year to make my plimsoll bag and embroider my name on it. The rest of the class also made a blouse and dress in the time available. Total disgrace according to my needlework teacher.


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:37 pm
by hob (deleted)
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In the end I went with a compromise on the new awning rail and made some bits to slot in the bike rack brackets.

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Not pretty but will only be fitted if I need the sunshade.

Meanwhile another 120m of thread used and the rear one is done too.

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I am also the proud owner of 2 tablecloths (3 if you count the red one ) and 2 tea towels in the same material, also the "other project" is done but not saying any more about that until tested .............If it fails I could spend the next forum meet trying to sell a big pile of tea towels


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:51 pm
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Rear window sunshade on ebay if anyone is interested.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Eriba-Caravan-Window-Shade-Unused-/171859616234?


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