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Old 12-18-2009, 02:36 AM
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Thanx for the compliment.........Much appreciated. To this point I have used a flat felleseam on most of my work. I think on the next one I am going to use a french seam. Is it advisable to put a piece of material on the back side when doing the 2 topstitches or just run the first seam , lay them flat and put down the two topstiches? thanx again.....Steve

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If you have a high stress area, you should put something under the French seam. I like to use 1" wide twill tape. Around the outside perimeter, it's not a big deal.
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One last question. When running a seam of any length say 12 + inches, is it advisable say every 10 inches to reverse and lock the stitch in case the seam failed for any reason. I would think this would stop a long seam from unraveling.
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No, that is not advisable. Your best bet is to just check your stitching after you're done, and remove and replace any bad sections of stitching at that time if there are any.

If you're sewing machine is set up properly for the fabric you're sewing, problems like you mention should be few and far between. I always sew three or four lines of stitching with the fabric I'm working with to fine tune my sewing machine before I start sewing the actual project.

Also, if you listen to your machine while you're sewing, you can hear when it sounds different and should stop to see if there's something wrong.
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FINALLY geting back to my brothers toyota seats. Fronts a re done and he is very happy with them. I am now starting on the back seats and have run into a little snag. The seat backs have a rest that is part of the seat. I am having problems doing the corners. First there is a seam that comes down in the middle of the corner. Second, the acual part that makes contact with your head has sewfoam on the backside. This is making for a lot of bulk in that area and makes it very difficult to manipulate it all through the machine. I have tried relief cuts and that helps i am trying to sew from the center out and down around the corners and out to the end
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finished one of the cushions on the seatback. What a learning experience. I need to fix a couple wrinkles but all in all I feel pretty good about it. Still have one more cushion and the seat bottom to do.
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Remember,............if you are using fabric that stretches more than the original fabric, you need to allow for the extra stretch. The good news is that it's way easier to adjust for the seat cover being too big than being too small. Take your time and remove enough to compensate.

The seat cover you're doing now is not an easy one to do. That integrated headrest is not easy for anybody. You're doing great!
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thanx dan, I was up in your area a couple weeks ago, in madison. Beautiful area
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I live 250 miles straight north of Madison, and yes, Madison is a beautiful city surrounded by lakes.
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