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I can't believe I'm sewing a sail!
Anyone else doing an unusual project?
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Date: 7/5/14 10:47 PM

So my (retired) husband decided to build a small sailboat -- it's about rowboat size and can be used as a rowboat or sailboat. Guess who got elected to make the sails? Since I do have a Sailrite sewing machine I couldn't really say no. I'm working from a kit with all the pieces pre-cut and labeled and marked (thank goodness!). So far I don't think I've screwed up anything too badly. Anyone else venturing into territory you didn't expect?

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Subject: I cant believe Im sewing a sail! Date: 7/5/14 10:51 PM

I'm so glad you have an appropriate sewing machine. My ex used my Singer to make a sail and even though I took it for a tuneup as soon as he was done, it was never the same.

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Subject: I cant believe Im sewing a sail! Date: 7/6/14 0:23 AM

I sometimes sew parachutes for dh. They have to be able to handle large high power rocketry at shows. They are a pretty penny if you have to buy them.
My vintage mechanicals are waaayyy better at sewing tricky fabrics than my newer machine.

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Subject: I cant believe Im sewing a sail! Date: 7/6/14 0:30 AM

When I was little my mom reupholstered my fathers vintage MG in red Naugahyde using her mechanical Elna. It worked great for another decade before being taken down by a house fire. The older machines are something.

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Date: 7/6/14 0:42 AM

As in MG sports car???? Wowwwww!

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Subject: I cant believe Im sewing a sail! Date: 7/6/14 2:00 PM

Territory I find unusual is clothing and lightweight stuff like that. I love heavy stuff like packs, bags, holsters, covers, tarps, canopies, gazebo roofs, and so on. I'd love to try doing auto upholstery!

And in case anyone is interested, here's a place you can buy #20 needles for your home machine, to sew with heavier thread.
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Date: 7/6/14 2:09 PM

I once sewed the fabric for wings and fuselage of an airplane my husband a friend were building.

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Date: 7/6/14 3:12 PM

The Wright brothers had relatives (women) sew their aircraft fabric!

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Date: 7/6/14 4:24 PM

My DH once propose buying a sailboat to use for early retirement. It had a treadle Sailright in the galley table. His thought was we could pull into a port and Icould pick up some work mending sails
We did not get the boat!!!!!!!!

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Date: 7/6/14 9:14 PM

wow! That's a good one!

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