1. Basic Workshop


BASIC WORKSHOP: Our 5-day boat canvas course is designed for a beginner with little or no experience, or for the canvas maker who wishes to improve their fabrication techniques.This 5-day canvas workshop is for the student who has taken the Basic Workshop, but would like more training, or for someone who has worked in a canvas shop and needs to learn shortcuts and easier methods of producing a quality custom canvas product.

SKU: Basic Workshop Category:


This course is designed for beginners as well as experienced canvas makers wishing to improve their skills. Become familiar with using a commercial sewing machine, and learn to create and install basic canvases.
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to measure, cut, fit, sew, install basic canvases. The course teaches several sewing techniques and familiarizes students with the materials they will be working with.

  • Create cockpit, travel, and mooring covers
  • Make, install, and repair windows and zippers
  • Learn about hardware, fasteners, fabrics, and threads
  • Learn about the tools of the canvas making trade
  • Learn how to set up your shop, calculate project estimates, and market your business
  • Sew your own cockpit cover to take home

Each student will be provided with a sewing machine to use during this course.
An additional sewing machine repair seminar will be offered the Saturday following this course.
Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice

Additional information

Class Dates Available

Oct 2-6 2023, Jan 8-12 2024, Jun 3-7 2024, Sep 30-Oct 4 2024

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