Canvas Sewing Questions


Nov 19, 2017
South Shore, MA
Hi All - Popped open the pop up as usual, popped open a seam - thankfully just the thread popped. So, my plan is to get my hands on a sewing awl and some thread. Sewing seems fairly straightforward with the awl, though I'll need hands inside and outside.

- Does any one know the gauge/ thickness of thread on the usual pop-up canvas?

- Does anyone know how to close off the ends of the loose thread on the canvas? Guessing I might be able to figure this out once I start dissecting out the torn bits, but any description or visual would be wicked helpful.

Thanks! Mike


Super Active Member
Aug 8, 2015
Once my thread started ripping it just kept getting worse on each trip. The thread was old and dry rotted. I thought about getting to restitch but after I redid the entire awning bag I realized I had neither the time nor patience to do the pup canvas. I patched it as best as I could and saved up for new canvas, and it was well worth it for me.

I used a speedy stitcher for the bag, and the waxed thread they sell. It just about killed my fingers over the 2-3 days of work it took to do the awning.