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Solent Sewing Machines Ltd
Unit 5 & 10 Warrior Business Centre
Fitzherbert Road

Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 14:00
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

+44 (0)23 9232 5975


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We are based on the South coast of England, on the northern outskirts of Portsmouth. We are approximately 100km from Gatwick and Heathrow airports, 80km from Bournemouth airport and 35km from Southampton airport.

The following routes are recommended to reach us by road (not applicable for welding demonstrations):
- From London, Kent, East and North - from the M25 motorway travel South on the A3 / A3(M)
- From the South East (except Kent) - head West on the A27
- From the West - head East on the M27 / A27. 
- From M27 / A27 take the Farlington junction and head north toward Drayton & Farlington. At the traffic light (next to Sainsburys) turn right into Fitzherbert Road. The Warrior Business Centre is on the right hand side, Solent Sewing Machines is in unit 5.

Call us +44 (0)23 9232 5975, Mon - Thu: 9am - 5pm, Fri: 9am - 2pm


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The Make Your Own Bimini DVD comprises of step-by-step video and written PDF sewing and frame assembly instructions (on disc) to help make building a bimini easy and affordable.

A bimini can provide excellent shade or shelter when under sail or at the dock without creating that closed in feeling. Sailrite's bimini design features zippered tubing sleeves for easy removal and storage, tails at the forward and aft edges to act as attachment points and to prevent water from wicking back under the cover, and facing along the sides to keep the cover from stretching. Your completed bimini will not only rival a finished bimini from any canvas shop, but it will be much more affordable!

Make Your Own Bimini DVD is extremely comprehensive including frame construction, patterning and sewing the bimini cover, and support strap construction as well as optional add-on instructions for any 2-bow bimini, 3-bow bimini, or 4-bow bimini. Detailed written PDF instructions are also included on every DVD.

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This DVD is included with all Sailrite Bimini Complete Kits and Skin Only Kits.

Run time: 127 minutes


Make Your Own Bimini DVD Includes:

Frame Mounting Options and Positioning
Measuring to Determine Bow Size
Cutting the Frame Tubing
Test Fitting the Frame
Mounting Hardware
Final Fitting of Primary Bow
Assembling Frame Pieces
Preparing Bows for Assembly
Setting Primary & Secondary Bows
Securing Frame with Strapping Tape
Setting Intermediate Bow
Establishing Skirt Height
Applying Basting Tape to Bows
Marking Bow Centers
Making a Pattern
Marking and Labeling Patterns
Allowing for Backstay Passage in Patterns
Adding Seam Allowance to Patterns
Check Patterns for Accuracy
Transferring the Patterns to Fabric
Cutting the Aft Bow Sleeve
Cutting Tuck Back Tail Piece
Cutting Hang Down Tail Pieces
Cutting the Forward Top Panel
Cutting the Front Bow Sleeve
Cutting Facing Strips for Bimini Skirts
Tie-down Strap Openings in Frame Pockets
Cutting Out Center Pocket Sleeve
Backstay Patch for Zippered Slit in Top
Making the Center Bow Pocket
Hang Down Tail Design
Preparing Sleeves (Binding)
Joining the Main Panels
Finishing Bimini Sides with Facing
Arranging the Tail & Sleeve at the Aft Edge
Backstay Accommodation
Topstitching the Back Bow Sleeve Assembly
Arranging the Tail & Sleeve at the Front Edge
Middle Bow Zippered Pocket
Front Sleeve with Zipper Installation
Trimming Tails
Binding Bimini Perimeter
Making the Support Straps


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