The Canvas Room
Our newest location in Warwick, Rhode Island features a canvas room. This offers students the chance to learn the basics or expand your sewing abilities. Whether you are looking to repair a broken snap, rip in your canvas, make fender covers, or fancy spending an evening out with your pals making a tote bag out of retired sails, we’ve go you covered! The cost per class is $125 which includes four hours of instruction, plus the cost of materials.
During this course you will learn to measure, cut, and assemble custom fender covers. Not only do fender covers protect the paint on your hull and shield fenders from UV rays, they add to the character and charm to your vessel. While making your own covers can be cost effective, it is also an opportunity to tap into your creative side. This course is beginner friendly, so no sewing experience is necessary! This course, along with our custom winch and hatch cover course, is a great way to get a taste for other more advanced sewing projects. Fender covers also make great gifts!
We will work with a widely used, top notch fabric called Boat Blanket. This fabric is ideal for marine applications as it naturally resistant to sun damage, rot, chemicals, and is extremely tough yet soft. Once you sign up, we’ll assist you in selecting the color (black, brown, grey, and navy) and quantity of fabric you’ll need. We will have everything ready and waiting for you once you arrive for you class.
Hatch Covers & Winch Covers
As we know, winches are a highly valuable and a complex mechanical gear. It only makes sense to protect them from the elements when not in use. Just the same, hatch covers are an easy way to protect your hatch and eliminate heat build up from inside your boat.
During this course you will learn to measure, cut and assemble custom winch and hatch covers. Our instructor will be with you ever step of the way to make your very own winch and hatch covers.
We will be using an industry leading fabric called Sunbrella. This material is UV/element resistant and will stand the test of time. If we don’t have the color you want, we will order it. This course is beginner friendly, so no sewing experience is required!
This course, along with our custom fender course, is a great way to get a taste for other more advanced sewing projects. They also made perfect gifts for your favorite sailor!
Recycled Sail Bags
From grocery bags to weekend getaway bags, there is an endless need for everyday tote bags, so why not create your own zippered, customized, weather resistant bag made from sails! It’s no secret these type of bags sell for a pretty penny at boutique shops. After all, they are a made from superior materials, hand crafted and are extremely durable, but now you have the opportunity to learn, design and create your very own custom recycled sail bag!
This beginner/intermediate course will go over the basics, or improve upon you sewing abilities. Once you conquer this traditional tote style, you will be able to venture on to create different sizes and styles.
During this course we will cover:
- Sewing terminology
- Basic sewing techniques
- Sizing and cutting fabrics
About The Course:
- Students will register for a half day, 4 hour course
- Price is $125 plus materials
- Sewing machine and instruction is provided
Select Your Canvas Class and Schedule Today!
For non-canvas classes, see our full class calendar.