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« on: January 24, 2013 11:00:34 AM »

We purchased a used snow blower from a friend who was moving. Wonderful price, wonderful condition.....but no where to store it close to the house. We researched storage boxes, sheds, dog houses...but most were outside the budget. Then we researched covers, but none fit close enough. So, one green tarp, my trusty 40 year-old sewing machine and help from the resident cats.....a new outfit for the snow blower.

I measured, made drawings, cut big (thank goodness), modified and sewed. It was a challenge for my old machine. Plastic tarp material did not feed well and the tension kept changing. It is double stitched in most places. We will see how long it lasts!

Here is the final product. Soon to be kicked back out into the bitterly cold weather we are having right now. 3 degrees this morning. Br-r-r--r.



The new wonderful snow blower. It really likes living in the kitchen, but makes life quite crowded.



The trusty green tarp with helper. The cats were under, over and inside any rustling tarp action they could find. Gotta luv 'em!




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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013 11:07:20 AM »

Looks like you did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013 11:08:25 AM »

Well done. That tarpaulin must have been horrible stuff to sew. It turned out well.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013 11:30:20 AM »

Yes tricky. Both harder and easier than I had anticipated. Luckily, no one will be looking too closely, I hope. I had to manually pull and push it through the machine as the sewing machine feed did not want to grab the material. I will not be doing this again very soon.
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