Pattern darting

May 1st, 2022

A Hood bimini enclosure on a Beneteau Swift Trawler 42. The forward enclosure panels are tucked under the windshield to the fasteners with a seam hidden along the edge of the windshield by fabric strips. Pattern darting is a useful technique to have in any marine fabricator’s toolbox. This article will provide an example of […]

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Upholstery: draping vs. digital

March 1st, 2019

At Chicago Marine Canvas, our MFA- and IFAI-award-winning canvas and upholstery shop, we have fully integrated digital methods into our canvas work. There are many benefits to implementing a digital measurement and design process, including speed and accuracy. During the past four years that we’ve been measuring and designing in 3-D, we’ve found it works […]

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