Sails and sailboat canvas become worn and damaged over time due to use and sun exposure.  We offer professional, high-quality repairs at a very reasonable price.  We use only the best tools, techniques, and name-brand marine-grade materials to ensure your repair will last. 

We are LOCATED just just a few minutes east of Nashville, exit 226 off I-40 in Mt. Juliet, TN.  We offer pick-up and delivery service to local marinas, and mail service to anywhere else. 

Please call or email Melanie Leslie to discuss what we can do for you             615-443-3594

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We  repair damage to most any part of a sail including to the fabric, hardware, luff/leech/foot, or UV cover.  We can replace, reinforce, or restich damaged areas depending on what is needed.  Our repairs are high quality and will last.  Machine sewing is done on our professional industrial long-arm sewing machine, which can handle thick material, large needles, and the heaviest weight of thread used for sailmaking.  We also hand-stich where appropriate.


We provide high quality repairs or replacement for any canvas work on your boat at a very reasonable price.  We work on dodgers, biminis, sail covers, binicle covers, hatch covers, life lines, etc.  We use only the highest quality name-brand materials to ensure you are satisfied with our work.



Sail Hardware Repair

Sail UV Cover Repair





To get an estimate on cost and timing, please email, text, or call me with as much of the following information as possible:

For Canvas Work:

Describe what you need – new canvas, re-stiching, replace windows, etc.

Picture of the item or area needing work, if you have one

Type of boat (Catalina 30, Beneteau 32, etc.)

Specific color of canvas, if you know

For bimini – overall width and length of framing, 3 or 4 bows

For dodger – overall width and length, and height, 3 or 4 bows

Other items – any appropriate measurements (length, width, height, circumference)

For Sail Work:

Describe what you need – repair tear, re-stiching UV cover, etc.

Picture of the damaged area, if you have one

Type of sailboat so I can look up sail sizing if needed

Type of sail and material (jib/genoa, mainsail, Dacron, laminate)

Describe the general size and type of damage and how it occurred


Example email/text:

I have a Catalina 27 and the UV cover on my jib sail is coming un-stiched and is fraying.  I’m not sure what caused the stiching to come undone, there was a small area that turned into a large area while we were out sailing.  The un-stiching is about 10 ft long and along the very edge of the sail.  The canvas color is pacific blue, and a picture of the damaged area is attached. 

My phone number is 615-123-4567 and my email is




Custom Bimini Frame and Canvas

Sail Repair

Custom Canvas

Canvas Repair 

See pictures of our recent work at the bottom of this page

Rip in jib sail - before

Rip in jib sail - repaired

price range $50-$100

Customer Recommendations

I heard of Melanie's excellent reputation for sail repair and canvas work, so when I purchased a new (used) sailboat with a heavily damaged head sail, I traveled all the way from Alabama to have her repair it and install a new UV cover. She also repaired a companionway drop cover for me. Melanie kept in communication with me throughout the process, accomplished the work on time, and for a reasonable cost.  They  both turned out great!  I would definitely trust her again with any sail or canvas work I need."

-Jim T.

I recently purchased a sailboat and wanted to really make it look nice. I asked Melanie to make new cockpit cushions and to re-do the interior cushions. She helped me pick out fabrics and colors that really made a difference - the boat looks fantastic. Thanks for the great work!

- Joe

We lived in the Nashville area for years enjoying our 1988 Catalina 27 sailboat on a local lake. Just like anything on a sailboat, canvas items and sails occasionally need to be repaired and replaced. All of our canvas items were showing age and needed to be repaired or replaced. It didn’t take us long to be informed by other sailors that Sailors Moving Sailors, a sailboat transporting company with an excellent reputation, also offers custom canvas and sail repair services. They have over time replace our numerous worn out canvas items including – bimini, cabin cover, binnacle cover, and sail cover. They also repaired and restitched my sails on several occasions. Most recently they transported my boat to Southport, N.C. Sailors Moving Sailors are terrific people and I wholeheartedly recommend using their canvas and transport services. -Jerry R

We decided up update our Catalina 22 with completely new cushions. We looked into buying them from Catalina, but found they were quite expensive and very limited on color choices. Looking further, we found Melanie with Sailors Moving Sailors and discovered she could offer a reasonable price for the same cushions and use any fabric we chose. She made a full set of interior cushions and cockpit cushions - new foam and all. We chose a multi-colored striped fabric for her to work with. The end result was exactly what we wanted - a unique and bright interior. All the stripes matched up where they should, and the cushions fit just right. I highly recommend Melanie’s services."

- Taylor

I would highly recommend Melanie for any canvas or sail repair projects.  Melanie has skillfully and affordably accomplished multiple custom items for me over the years - sail repairs, custom hatch covers, life line covers, cushions, sheet bags, winch covers....and more. You can trust Melanie to do the job right."


I brought two main sails to Melanie that needed some rips reparied and hardware replaced.  She did an excellent job in fixing everything, and even identified some damage that I wasn't aware of and fixed that, too.  She's very professional and has very reasonable pricing.  I would trust her with my sails again anytime. 


I asked Melanie to create a custom cabin cover for my Catalina 22.  She did a fantastic job.  The cover looks great and is made to last.


I ordered a custom bimini from Melanie for my pontoon boat.  I was extremely pleased with the quality and the price of what I received.  Also, the color she selected was a perfect match with my new upholstery.  Great work.  


Catalina 22 Cabin Cover

We have an in-house 20,000 lb. press and equipment to set 25mm Rutgerson Super Rings.  These are the large grommets typically used in sail corners and reef points. 

Catalina 22 Interior and Cockpit Cushions