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Old 08-06-2008, 02:48 PM   #15
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I will ask my wife how much she bought. We picked up some excellent material at a store in Southern Manitoba that was going out of business. 60% off. My wife tried one sample but broke a few needles and uttered a few naughty words. We then had them professionaly done with new vinyl backings and zippers etc. Very pro. job. Total cost with taxes was $290.00 (remember that was with our fabric and their vinyl backing. Still - worth it in every way.
We are in the 'Peg and looking at getting cushions done as well. Would you by chance remember who did the cushions for you? Thanks!


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Old 08-07-2008, 10:36 PM   #16
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I just finished the 4 cushions for the dinette. I still have the two bunks to go. I bought the fabric at Northern Fabrics on St. Mathews & Berry St. They have a huge selection. Most of the upholstry fabrics are $9.99 a meter. I bought 10 meters and it seems to be enough for the surfside.

I did the upholstry myself. It was my first time doing such a big sewing project but I think it turned out pretty good. I didn't actually expect them to turn out as good as they did. It took me 4-5 hours a cushion though.

I will post pics when I get a chance.

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Old 08-08-2008, 05:21 PM   #17
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Here are a few pics of my very 1st upholstery job. These are the 4 cushions for the dinette in my 1976 Surfside. Thanks to Scott S for letting me know about Northern Fabrics here in Winnipeg. The fabric I used was white on the back so it was easy to draw out my pattern with pencil. I also decided to use velcro instead of zippers. I'm really happy with the way they turned out.


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Old 08-08-2008, 11:39 PM   #18
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Nice Work!
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:00 PM   #19
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very nice... love the groovy "Austin Powers" pattern too. really good workmanship for someone that does sew often. bravo!
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Hey Darren - want to do another set? My dad just bought a Surfside there and I think I might get the job. I did mine with the salvaged vinyl and zippers but I love the velcro idea!!

So many things you learn and would do different the second time...love seeing how everyone tackles this stuff!
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Hey Darren - want to do another set? My dad just bought a Surfside there and I think I might get the job. I did mine with the salvaged vinyl and zippers but I love the velcro idea!!

So many things you learn and would do different the second time...love seeing how everyone tackles this stuff!
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I might be willing to do another set. The only problem is I work at a very slow pace and it takes me 4-6 hours a cushion.

PM me if you are interested. I'm getting laid off in November and might have some spare time to do some more upholstery.

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