Happy Holidays from the Sailrite Crew!


The holiday season is upon us once again and we can’t believe how fast the year as flown by! As we get ready to celebrate the season with our family and friends, we’d like to thank our loyal blog followers and customers. We love reading your comments and seeing the projects you’ve created. We hope you’ve enjoyed all the DIY projects and tips we’ve shared this past year. We’ve sure loved putting them together for you! We have some really exciting things planned for next year that we can’t wait to share, so be sure to stick around.

From all of us here at Sailrite, we wish you and yours a happy and joyous holiday season!

  1. Ed Baldwin said:

    To all at Sailrite
    Merry Christmas
    Your all champions and your service is the best. Keep up the great work!
    Nobody does it better

    • Nikki said:

      Thanks, Ed. Merry Christmas!

  2. best wishes to your team of great people..Since I purchased my machine from you a few years ago I have made a new cabin liner,all new curtains,,fender covers,console and chair covers ,replaced zippers on the bridge enclosure as well as two complete sections on the enclosure..The machine has paid for itself at least five times over..you service is always excellent..

    • Nikki said:

      Thanks, Roger! We love hearing all the great things people are creating with their sewing machines!

  3. Debra said:

    Thank you for all the wonderful project videos. Merry Christmas to all of you!

    • Nikki said:

      Thanks for following along, Debra! Merry Christmas to you too!

  4. James Cerqui said:

    Merry Christmas to you and your entire staff. (A great and friendly staff). Also have a great New Year..

    Jim Cerqui

    • Nikki said:

      Hope you had a Merry Christmas, James! Happy New Year!

  5. joseph brandau said:

    to do a bimini how do you make a dart so that it fits right thank you

    • Nikki said:

      Hey Joseph, I posed your question to Eric, here’s his answer:

      “Creating the appropriate shape for a bimini is best accomplished by creating patterns and running seams from port to starboard. We typically find the results of running a seam over each bow results in a tighter and better fitting bimini top than a bimini made with simple darts. We have videos that cover completing a bimini (not using darts): http://www.sailrite.com/How-to-Pattern-a-Bimini-Streaming-Video and if you want the whole DVD showing it all: http://www.sailrite.com/Building-a-3-Bow-Bimini-Kit-DVD
      Some prefer to run the seam for a bimini down the middle (from bow to stern) saving fabric and a little time in patterning, but the results are typically a bimini top that is less from fitting as a few darts are the only form of shape for the top. To accomplish this build the top to size, make a rectangle larger than the area it is to cover by several inches on all sides. Use pony clamps and secure the bimini top to the frame along the front and back edges so it is as smooth and tight as possible. Then create darts (hopefully over bows, but if not that is ok) using office clamps or T-pins in the top. These darts will take out excessive fabric creating your shape. We have videos showing how to make darts on the power boat cover or pontoon boat cover videos, but no videos on darts for bimini tops, since we do not do it that way.”

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