One morning the Captain advised next on the list of projects – install the TV screen. It’s on a folding arm attached inside a cabinet. We decided that a cover would be a good idea to protect the screen. No problem for a Seamless Sailor. I pulled out extra Sunbrella and made up a cover in a few hours. Here’s how I did it.
Creatology Fun Foam
– Measure the screen front to cover. Cut the foam to this size. For the Sunbrella front panel, add 1/2″ seam allowance for each front side. Cut two of these in Sunbrella with a hot knife or finish edges.
– Measure the back. Is there a need for an opening for the arm or extra depth for a stand? Mark where the opening should be. Is there any depth that needs to be accounted for? Double check measurements and cut with hot knife.
– Baste down the foam inside the seam allowances of one of the Sunbrella front pieces. Sew the second piece of Sunbrella right sides together. Trim corners and turn.
– Sew binding to the opening on the back piece to finish the edge.
– Sew back to front right sides together. I had added a bit to the width of the back to accommodate the equipment on the back. I simply put tucks in at the top. Trim corners and turn.
– Sew binding around the bottom or hem.
Note: If you were making a cover that had any substantial depth, we’d look at adding sides.
That’s it. Pretty simple, nothing fancy. A lot of items need covers on a boat. What do you need to cover?