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Photo 6 (See previous page)
Use a right-hand zipper foot for this
step-a must when working with
Makrolon. In this photo we are stitching
a vertical zip right next to, but not on top
of, our Makrolon. This foot lets us sew
along the edge of the Makrolon so the
zipper is tight in and not actually walking
on top of it-a big plus. We stick on our
zippers leaving 1½ inches unsewn at the
top edge for starting and sew right along
the edge. On the outside, the top edge
of our enclosure is left open to sandwich
our keder cord at the top of the panels
and then is sewn closed with a zipper
foot. However, this is just one method
we use. Alternatively, the top edge can be
sewn closed and bound. Keder is then
sewn on either the outside or inside,
depending on the method. We then bind
the edge of the keder before sewing it
onto our panel at the top on either side.

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Photo 7
Here are the completed sample panels.
We prefer to sew the top of the bottom
zippers on first along the zipper line on
our pattern. Then we sew the bottom
half of the zipper to the keder afterward.
We like to keep the keder continuous,
stretched and fixed to our Costa Track
with screws. We butt the keder edge
against the zipper teeth and sew close to
the edge of the zipper. The offset from
the edge of the keder to the zipper edge
is 7/8 inch and is marked on the pattern
uniformly above the keder line.
Mark Hood, MFC, along with his wife, Deb,
have owned and operated Hood Canvas LLC
in Merrimac, Mass., for the past 40 years.
For the last 10 years they have trained students
from around the world on quality marine
canvas fabrication in their training workshops.
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