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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

Heavy duty singer home sewing machine is great for throw pillows..Trying to stuff all this soft top material under the little enclosed end and keep the machine sewing in a straight line is a real bitch….Sean..
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

ALMOST DONE!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

I have to pull doors down tight and add the snaps on the inside bottom of doors.I also need to sew the flap on that attaches to the outside of door, that runs the length of the body(sill plate) to keep rain from running in.Rub off my yellow oil pencil marks, And its a WRAP!!!....lol.finally.I like it a lot.thats a;ll that matters to me....SEAN...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:44 am    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

I need some sun to get the wrinkles out.the passenger sides been in the sun its wrinkle free now.lol.stuffing it all thru the machine wasn't easy...Sean...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

Looking good - Kudo's for the effort
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

Came out really nice, especially for a first time! AND no pattern besides the one you made.

Great work! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:52 am    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

Really well done!
A hair dryer will shift these wrinkles too. Did that fitting a motorbike seat cover once.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:27 am    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

Thanks guys.YesYDBD I think for a first time its not bad with no patterns.I do know I learned ALOT and there will be a second one in the future.Hopefully I am past a lot of the learning curve. Cammie I was wondering if that would work,ill do that.(the hair dryer)...MY hats off to upholstery guys!!..ITS not as easy as one would think.IT was brutal,lol..I had never used a sewing machine,or bent a piece of conduit or done a lick of upholstery work.So for me this is great.Hopefully someone can use what I posted and do much better than they would have, or just much better....thanx guys SEAN...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

Take it easy. Don't let the heat concentrate on a small area. You're just warming it slightly.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

gotcha Cammie thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

finally!!..
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

Hello:

Nice work. Your top looks great.

Thanks for posting your project.

I have enjoyed following along.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

Merk ,thank you!!.Glad u liked it....Sean..
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

Great job on the top . . . turned out nice! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

57BLITZ ,thanks Man!...Sean..
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: making a full soft top. Reply with quote

You did a really nice job making that top. I know how difficult it is to sew industrial fabrics with a home sewing machine, having done some of that for my boat. Thanks for documenting the process for others to learn from.
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