Resewing a soft top?
Hey guys so the zipper for the passenger side rear window is ripping out in my supertop, and I don't want to buy a whole new top so I was wondering of they could be resewn?
If the none of the fabric is torn, and the stitching just came out, you can do what I have done in the past, and actually just bought the supplies to do to my current top (top drivers side corner of back window's stitching is coming out). Go to hobby lobby, and buy a thing of cross stitch thread and a set of the biggest sewing needles you can find, and re-stitch it yourself using a set of pliers to feed the needle through the fabric (you can do it by hand, but the fabric is so tough you will get blisters if you sew for any appreciable amount of time). Worked like a champ for me before, and is way cheaper than getting it professionally re-done. Plus if I understand your post, it sounds like you have the same thing going on as I do, and since it's under the flap of the top it doesn't have to be real pretty, just functional.
I suppose it would depend on the "distance" needed for the repair. When I did mine I ended up having to sew about 4 total feet so that's why I went the route I did. I suppose if it was just a few inches it might not be too bad.
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