tent repairs on stress points
> From: "Lente" <lente@...>Well, here's my opinion. I would stick to the original fabric, if
> Subject: tent repairs on stress points
possible, or marine canvas. Even heavy weight denim really does have
quite a bit of stretch.
The torn area should be stitched together, if possible, before adding
I am not familiar with "barge glue". You have to consider how stiff the
glue would make the patch, because it will add a stress point to the
fabric where the glue stops.
The patches should not only be stitched all the way around, but there
should be diagonal stitching from corner to corner (fornimg an X.) You
will need to adjust the X placement to allow for the grommet. Your
objective is to spread the stress out, without weakening the fabric. with
an excess of holes from the stitching.
When applying the grommets, make the smallest hole possible, and use an
awl or several different sizes of phillips head screw drivers to stretch
it large enough for the gormmet to squeeze in.