How to sew a DIY trailer awning

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Re: How to sew a DIY trailer awning

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:42 am

how hard would it be to sew up by yourself side curtains for a stand up teardrop like a kampmaster around the galley? slow
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Re: How to sew a DIY trailer awning

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:43 am

sorry about that I guess. I should have just started a new tread. slow
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Re: How to sew a DIY trailer awning

Postby deleted » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:23 am

Slowcowboy I can't give you a for sure answer because I've never made them before. I can say I don't think it would be too hard. If I were you I'd get ahold of a big piece of cardboard, open your hatch, and trace the opening to create the pattern. Don't forget to add extra to accommodate folding the fabric over for your hems. On the two sides that attach to the trailer also add an extra inch so they overlap your opening and you can attach the flaps with snaps (the traditional method I think) or Velcro (the more modern easier method).
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Re: How to sew a DIY trailer awning

Postby drhill » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:56 pm

I got the trailer out to Banff this week for some biking and camping so here is that picture.

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The green awning in the foreground is the one I made. There is a blue 10x10 shelter behind it.

I think I could shorten the fiberglass poles a little more but I don't want to end up with them too short. Maybe I'll experiment if I sew an awning for the other side of the trailer.
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Re: How to sew a DIY trailer awning

Postby deleted » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:42 am

drhill wrote:I got the trailer out to Banff this week for some biking and camping so here is that picture.

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The green awning in the foreground is the one I made. There is a blue 10x10 shelter behind it.

I think I could shorten the fiberglass poles a little more but I don't want to end up with them too short. Maybe I'll experiment if I sew an awning for the other side of the trailer.


Looks GREAT drhill! :applause:

I'd also like to make a second one like your 10x10 shelter to put my camp kitchen in so I can cook outside even when it's raining. And yes, I was also afraid of cutting the poles too short so they are nice and tight and won't slip from the corner pockets.
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Re: How to sew a DIY trailer awning

Postby NevadaBlue » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:20 pm

Does anyone have a copy of the tutorial they could post? The blog/link is gone.
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Re: How to sew a DIY trailer awning

Postby RJ Howell » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:39 am

Sorry I don't. Basic sewing/hem stitch on seams and I bought a keder rail and stitched in a cord to fit it. I did attempt a cut piece of PVC pipe for a rail and worked okay.. the keder is better if you're thinking of curving at all.
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Re: How to sew a DIY trailer awning

Postby DWT77 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:30 pm

NevadaBlue wrote:Does anyone have a copy of the tutorial they could post? The blog/link is gone.



Maybe this build could help you out?

Fabricating the Ultimate Galley Tent
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=67556
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Re: How to sew a DIY trailer awning

Postby DWT77 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:30 pm

NevadaBlue wrote:Does anyone have a copy of the tutorial they could post? The blog/link is gone.



Maybe this build could help you out?

Fabricating the Ultimate Galley Tent
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=67556
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Re: How to sew a DIY trailer awning

Postby NevadaBlue » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:46 pm

Thanks! That will be a fun read.
I am working hard at designing and building a ‘portable bedroom and restaurant’ that is very easy to set up. All ideas welcome. :)
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Re: How to sew a DIY trailer awning

Postby alaska teardrop » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:46 pm

Does anyone have a copy of the tutorial they could post? The blog/link is gone.

https://stacietamaki.blogspot.com/2016/ ... g.html?m=1
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Re: How to sew a DIY trailer awning

Postby NevadaBlue » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:42 pm

Thank you very much!
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