Originally Posted by LeahTookey
Wow Linda! That's great! Did you have a pattern or plans? I would love to make one for my little scamp
Hi Leah, I just made a pattern about 30" long for the scallop using a saucer for the shape. I cut 2 large pieces of fabric to the maximum size I thought I would work on my 13' Scamp
. The total dimension is about 8' wide x 7' long, so I used 52" wide fabric. I used French seams in the middle seam to make it neat. I then sewed the scallop all around the 3 sides. I purchased nylon webbing for around the 4 sides for strength and to make the seems where the awning
and scallop attach neat. I put 3 grommets at right, left and middle for the tent poles. I used something called welting for the length that goes into the rail. Sailboat suppliers & marine fabric suppliers have this with the super duty thread and the webbing. I didn't have a rail on the Scamp so I bought it from Vintage Trailers and also purchased rope tighteners from Vintage Trailer. It was very reasonable. I then purchased the tent poles on line where ever the best price was. Reflective rope and stakes were from Harbor Freight.
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for webbing, grommets, thread.
Upholstery Fabrics, Marine Canvas, Vinyl Fabric and Supplies - Great Lakes Fabrics, Inc.
for welting and bias seam binding
I get a lot of personal satisfaction out of projects like this, and it was a good winter project for me to take on. But I really don't think you save much money by the time you buy all the fabric and other items necessary.
I had extra fabric and supplies so I made a bag to hold everything and the little gravel cover awning, so those were a bonus. To make the gravel awning, I just traced the cover and made an envelope that slips over it with snaps on the window side to keep it on.