Awnings Are Easy (PDF)
Are you interested in learning how to sew an awning? This is a comprehensive e-book on everything you need to know about sewing an awning for a home or business. Written by Sailrite® founder Jim Grant and his son, Sailrite Videographer Eric Grant, this book details every aspect of creating a fabric awning. Easy-to-read and incredibly informative, this guide to sewing your own awning answers all your DIY questions.
The first section of this e-book discusses various awning frames. There are many awning frame styles, including the box frame, square frame and patio frame, as well as the retractable aluminum frame. After that overview on awning styles, the book takes you through the entire step-by-step process of sewing a square frame awning. We explain how to measure and cut your fabric, how to assemble the awning panels and sew the panels together, how to prepare and sew the sleeves for the awning frame, and more. The book finishes up with how to add nice finishing details including binding around the edges for a clean, polished look to your awning.
When it comes to choosing a fabric for your awning, you can't go wrong with our wide selection of Sunbrella® Marine and Awning fabrics. These solution-dyed acrylic fabrics are engineered to last years in the sun with no color fading. They also offer incredible water resistance and are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an aid in the prevention of sun-induced skin damage (along with regular use of sunscreen). With hundreds of Sunbrella fabrics in every color imaginable, you're sure to find the perfect fabric for your awning project.
You'll be able to turn to this reference guide again and again for awning construction and fabrication. Click the button below to download the free PDF of the book "Awnings Are Easy." And if you want to explore our other awnings DIY projects, just type "awnings" into the search box on our website to see all we have to offer.