Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Henderson, Nevada
I went to...gag....Wallyworld and bought a couple of lengths of black velcro for 1.18 each and sewed them to some strapping I got at either REI or JoAnn's. Don't get the adhesive kind, you will never, ever sew through it; either by hand OR machine. It goes really, really fast, I promise. I tried just sewing the velcro strips back on, but the velcro ripped after one trip on the freeway....it was just too old and weathered. Better to cut it ALL off and start over. Do you want pics? I could take some...I am doing a friend's top,too. Oh yeah...you MIGHT want to consider using a denim needle or one size smaller. The denim needle is heavy enough to handle the vinyl top, but it might make holes bigger than you like. The upholstery thread is SUPPOSED to swell and fill the holes, not sure I believe that, though.