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Old 07-06-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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Interior Redo!

I just finished redecorating my Scamp and took it on its first (and might be only) adventure of the summer. Thought I would share the pics with you. But I can't get the dang things to load (I used to be able to, so I can't figure out why it's not working anymore...), so I'm posting the link to my blog. I know it's another annoying step, but apparently technology has failed me. And I'm so irritated with trying to get it work that I've given up. So there's a link to see the pics.

What I Did: new vinyl floor (with an orange crate under the dinette to hold leveling stuff); new curtains; new bedspread; new lamp and vacuum; new storage on closet door.

Here's the link to the post.

And here's a link to the post of my trip to Interstate State Park in Taylor's Falls, MN (with a side trip to the Mecca that is the Scamp factory). Happy traveling, all!

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Old 07-06-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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Luv the redo Karen! Well done. Did you add the drawers under the overhead bin at the rear? Havent seen that before - good idea.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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If you need help with photos, let me know. Your links did work
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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Your Redo looks wonderful! Good job, and thanks for the pics.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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Karen, great storage idea's and execution. When I saw your cats looking out the curtain, the first thing I thought of was my grandma's back seat car deck, when she had two stuffed cats and their eye's lite up when she braked.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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Very nice!

I may need to learn how to sew. I want new curtains, new cushion upholstery, a duvet cover that matches etc. And I'm too cheap to pay someone to do them.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:41 PM   #7
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Very nice!

I may need to learn how to sew. I want new curtains, new cushion upholstery, a duvet cover that matches etc. And I'm too cheap to pay someone to do them.
You can learn to sew...several of the guys here do sew.....also remember ,depending on what you want to cover ,you can also use stalpes and for curtains you can use iron on tape for the hems and tops to run rods thru. my DD used iron on tape to make all of her curtains,very simple design very pretty fabric.

Keep up all your good work..you are doing great.

Happy Camping...Lynn
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #8
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Really nice job. I need to build shelves in my closet. You are so organized!!
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You can learn to sew...several of the guys here do sew.....also remember ,depending on what you want to cover ,you can also use stalpes and for curtains you can use iron on tape for the hems and tops to run rods thru. my DD used iron on tape to make all of her curtains,very simple design very pretty fabric.

Keep up all your good work..you are doing great.

Happy Camping...Lynn
My mom thought me to use a sewing machine when I was about 7. Maybe some of it will come back to me! I'd like to get good enough to do custom upholstery on my Miatas and Scamp projects as well. And heck, perhaps even some costumes for burning man. Just seems like a useful skill!

Anyone have a small, yet not useless portable sewing maching suitable for Scamp living? Light weight, small, but still strong enough to sew through thicker upholstery materials? Not leather so much, but fake leathers, thicker synthetic weaves used in trailer upholstery etc.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:04 AM   #10
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Karen nice redo! What did you use for vinyl flooring. I have been thinking about taking the carpet out of my 85 scamp.
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My mom thought me to use a sewing machine when I was about 7. Maybe some of it will come back to me! I'd like to get good enough to do custom upholstery on my Miatas and Scamp projects as well. And heck, perhaps even some costumes for burning man. Just seems like a useful skill!

Anyone have a small, yet not useless portable sewing maching suitable for Scamp living? Light weight, small, but still strong enough to sew through thicker upholstery materials? Not leather so much, but fake leathers, thicker synthetic weaves used in trailer upholstery etc.
tip: start with curtains. they're wicked easy.

as for machines, that's a tougher one. I've got a 15 year old (or so) 99$ singer I just used to do our awning, cushions, curtains, etc. worked good for all that, but i don't think i'd consider it suitable for scamp living in a 13'er. It's a little big for that. and I'm not sure i've ever sewn vinyl with it. (though i might soon.)

I used to work in a JoAnn Fabrics during college and ours had a little sewing center where they demo'ed machines and things, but I haven't seen one of those in a long time. now they just have machines on display. haven't noticed if they're functional or not. there are some new smaller machines, just not sure of how strong they are. wouldn't hurt to ask if it could be tried out on a swatch of vinyl. Honestly, if you go in asking questions about sewing machines, someone would probably be glad to help you. finding guys in a fabric store are less common than women in an autoparts store. we always appreciated it when guys came in wanting to know/learn things.

or if they won't, a smaller sewing center type place would probably be happy to demonstrate\let you test them out to find one that fits what you need. (I see a JoAnn's near cottonwood mall in ABQ. I've seen you mention that before, but not sure if thats where in NM you are, or what little places might be around.)

sorry for the hijacking of your thread, karen! good job with your projects! like the color scheme.
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My mom thought me to use a sewing machine when I was about 7. Maybe some of it will come back to me! I'd like to get good enough to do custom upholstery on my Miatas and Scamp projects as well. And heck, perhaps even some costumes for burning man. Just seems like a useful skill!

Anyone have a small, yet not useless portable sewing maching suitable for Scamp living? Light weight, small, but still strong enough to sew through thicker upholstery materials? Not leather so much, but fake leathers, thicker synthetic weaves used in trailer upholstery etc.
That is great to know and a wonderful skill! it will come back...my DH tought all 3 of our DD's to knit and work on cars.I took care of the sewing machine skillsand cooking.We have always been a DIY kind of family & always did everything together.Now they are all almost better at things not cinsidered "girl stuff" than their husbands...thats good to because their husbands like to cook & clean better than they do works good for them as they all like camping and outdoors type stuff.

As for a good machine to do all types of things that you want to do and is small ...go to a Quilt shop & talk to them. This company has a small machine that is heavy duty enough to do what you want to do HUSQVARNA VIKING® they have a dealer locater tab & you can do a little reading about them. In the fall of the year quilt shops that carry sewing machines have good sales( before they go to market,for the new year models)

Good luck....

Karen..sorry about hijacking your thread...hopefully I shared some inforamtion others can use.

Happy Camping to all....Lynn
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Honestly, if you go in asking questions about sewing machines, someone would probably be glad to help you. finding guys in a fabric store are less common than women in an autoparts store. we always appreciated it when guys came in wanting to know/learn things.
You are very correct I think. I was in JoAnne's a few weeks back looking at possible upholstery patterns/materials and within 60 seconds I had a very friendly/helpful lady who did not leave my side the entire 30 minutes I was in the store! Very much the equivalent of the lady in the autoparts store with the guys falling over themselves to "help" out.
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"One for the road", still looks a bit bigger than what I'd hoped for.

Sorry to continue the distraction on this thread. Perhaps a "Sewing for Dummies", "Sewing on the road", or "Sewing for those with both X and Y chromosomes", thread would be useful.
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