Canvas for Cruisers is a complete guide to sewing for boats. With 768 illustrations and 81 photos, it is the only canvas book you will need. Starting with information about fabrics, notions and the tools you will need to get going, a detailed description of sewing techniques follows - such as how to sew different types of seams, installation of zippers, piping, hems, patches and reinforcing, binding edges and making patterns. Not only are these details described and illustrated, the reason why is explained. These important details are not covered in the other books. The book continues then, with how-to instructions for many projects inside and outside the boat. All types of covers to protect the boat and its equipment from sun and rain, followed by larger projects such as biminis and dodgers, awnings and sail covers. A separate section on cushions explains all you need to know about designing and constructing practical, comfortable and durable interior and exterior cushions that will stand up to harsh conditions. Also included are many interior projects to organize and beautify your interior space - storage bags, bedding, curtains, screens. The last section covers repairs - to sails, and canvas - and how to prevent the problem from re-occurring.