Model and sew your own boat canopy
It is not that difficult to pattern and sew a boat canopy yourself if you follow our instructions below. Remember to use high quality canopy fabric for best durability, you want to be able to use the canopy for several years. We sew ourselves in Docril Boat canopy fabric.
Things you will need are:
- Building plastic
- Felt pen
- Tape, rope or ribbon to tighten the bows with
- Boat canopy tape
- Boat canopy fabric
- Sight glass
- Boat canopy thread
- Boat canopy mounts
How to do it:
Step 1: Here the arches are set up in the position we want for the boat canopy.
We have used tension straps, but it is fine to use e.g. packing tape.
Step 2: Here the first piece of construction site has been added.
We start at the bow and work our way aft.
We also draw out where the seam on the bow should be, small matching lines and placement of fittings.
We tape once more on the frame when the next piece of plastic is to be attached.
Step 3: Here, paragraph 2 is in place.
Now you draw in the same seam on the bow in this piece as well and the back bow plus matching lines.
Re-tape the rear frame to be able to attach the last piece of plastic.
Step 4: Last piece of plastic is in place.
Mark the last seam of the back arch and placement of fittings.
Now you also notice the placement of zippers and windows etc.
Also mark which side is the outside/inside so you don't have to think about it when you have taken down all the templates.
Picture of finished boat canopy:)