September 12, 2016
In this tutorial article we will show you how to make your own versatile asymmetrical tarp out of Xenon Wide fabric.
|Skill Level||Estimated Time||Estimated Cost|
Materials and Tools
|Materials Needed:||Tools Needed:|
|4 Yards Fabric||Sewing Machine|
|1/3 Yard Reinforcement||Scissors|
|10 D-Rings||Ruler/Tape Measure|
|2 Feet 1″ Grosgrain||Marker|
|4 Feet 1/2″ Grosgrain||Pattern Material (Optional)|
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STEP 1: Layout and cut fabric to size. In this tutorial we are making this tarp 11 feet finished length so we need the fabric to be 11 feet 4 inches to start. The finished width will be the width of the fabric minus the rolled hems. This tarp should be 132 inches by 70 inches which will give you about a 12.5 ft ridgeline when hung at a diagonal. However, the way this tarp is designed with the 2nd set of ridgeline tieouts you could rig it at 11.5 ft or 12 ft too.
STEP 2: Cut 6 triangles out of your reinforcement material. Triangles should measure 10.5″ by 7.5″ by 7.5″. You can also cut your grosgrain during this step too. You will need 4 pieces of the 1″ grosgrain that measure 4″ long, 6 pieces of the 1/2″ grosgrain at 7 inches long, and 4 pieces of the 1/2″ grosgrain at 4 inches long.
STEP 3: Hem the long edge of 4 of your triangles and then hem the 2 short edges of the other 2 triangles.