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Canvas Tent Repair #7379659
10/15/21 09:20 AM
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My father inlaw just gave me his old mil-surp canvas wall tent. The thing is at least 50 years old.

I layed it out in the yard to let it air out and noticed that this is a decent tear from the front corner, going up about 12 inches, close to the vertical seem. it also goes back about 4 inches. The rip is a typical L shape. Everything I've read this morning refers to patching it but I don't think patching is going to be the ticket here.

Any do's and don't I should be considering? I have carpet thread. Will that be strong enough?

Re: Canvas Tent Repair [Re: Pike River] #7379672
10/15/21 09:49 AM
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Patching is definitely the way to go. Take it to an upholstery shop and have it fixed properly, They will have the correct thread size and material to reinforce the tear.. smile

I have a machine, but you are a little too far away for me to be able to help. frown




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Re: Canvas Tent Repair [Re: Pike River] #7379681
10/15/21 10:04 AM
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If you want to got the DIY route, get yourself a Speedy Stitcher and some canvas of the right thickness.

The speedy stitcher comes with waxed thread and some different style needle inserts.
I fix things like that with my machine, but the Speedy stitcher is a good tool to have for field repair or the DIY er.

Here is a clip of how to use one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6OatKzjeD0


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Re: Canvas Tent Repair [Re: Pike River] #7379687
10/15/21 10:13 AM
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good canvas and a commercial sewing machine patch that right up , the patch bridges the tear and gets you fresh material to bite into that isn't right at the edge of the tear.

lots of stitching with that patch will tie it all together


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Re: Canvas Tent Repair [Re: Pike River] #7379757
10/15/21 12:32 PM
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If you are broke and can't afford to fix it right, try the DIY.

If you are just cheap, take it to the pro any way and get it done right.

Re: Canvas Tent Repair [Re: Pike River] #7379775
10/15/21 12:56 PM
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i have used canvas scraps and 3M super 77 adhesive to repair house holes in an old wall tent, worked great. its like contact cement, goes on both surfaces.

Re: Canvas Tent Repair [Re: Pike River] #7379776
10/15/21 12:57 PM
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That heavy military canvas takes stitching real well. Buy a repair kit.


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Re: Canvas Tent Repair [Re: Pike River] #7379816
10/15/21 02:11 PM
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Maybe find a Tent and Awning Co.


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Re: Canvas Tent Repair [Re: Pike River] #7379850
10/15/21 03:13 PM
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I called a sail place who referred me to a smaller sail place that can handle it. The next time I'm in town he'll stitch it up. Said would probably cost about $45.

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