a canvas project


The trailer cover I made for my Dad!

A couple of years ago at Rosebud we camped next to a lady with a covered trailer. I know it sounds and looks boring, but I was inspired. I could see the possibilities.

And so for our homemade Christmas last year I made my dad one (a trailer cover that is). He already had a trailer with a cage. So all I had to do was find some canvas and sew it up. And put in some eyelets so he could secure it on to the trailer.

I kept my eye out for about six months and finally came across canvas at Reverse Art Truck in Ringwood. And then I bought some heavy duty thread … and got some eyelets at Ray’s Tent City. And I measured up the trailer and used my sewing machine*.

Done! And …. It really is handy. At Rosebud we keep all our beach stuff in the covered trailer. Boogie boards, surf boards, beach chairs, blow up mattresses etc. And then at the end of the day we just pull the flap down at the back and everything’s out of sight.


* note that sewing canvas can wreck your sewing machine (mine needed a major service after this project).

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