Originally Posted by CampyTime
Thank you for the reply Bob. I was just looking for a more long term solution so I have an attractive tank cover that holds up well. I wish I was a seamstress, but alas that isn't one of my talents. Called my mom who is, but neither one of us is very familiar with the Sunbrella material and she's afraid that sewing it may be beyond what her machine can do. Not even sure what thread to use.
Sunbrella is a very open weave material and doesn't require a commercial machine to sew. Any home unit can do it but the biggest thing to any sewing is a sharp needle. I've had a few heavy duty commercial machines including walking foot ones and yes, as a guy I got some strange looks going into yardage stores
. I would use a medium length straight stitch, maybe run two seams with a cotton thread as there is really no reason for overly strong seams for a tank cover. If I was making a tank cover I think I would use one strip of Velcro to secure it underneath the tank. This may be your time to do a little sewing. 50 years ago I wanted to sew something, I pulled my Moms old Singer out and went to town. Yup, I screwed up a lot but I learned after a bit. A seam ripper is your friend
. Made a number of boat covers, convertible tops, biminies, awnings and such. One of these days I'm going to try something with a pattern, just cuz...........probably mess that up big time as I've never used one