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58 Delpala progress report on Tuck&Roll and question

So here is my first try at doing any kind of sewing a seat cover. This first picture is my test run to see if that is how I want it to end up. I learned A LOT from this test run.



That test run I inserted the foam to see what the finished product would look like. Made some corrections to my measurements to adjust for what I did not like. This is the first run of a final insert for my seat. I have since completed 3 inserts without the foam and will finish the 4th one this weekend and begin inserting the foam into them. Here is what they look like.



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Now for a question for you guys who have done this. I am kinda confused on how to sew the inserts to the surrounding material. Basically I am doing something like the seat bottom in this picture below but with the sparkle vinyl inserts. For the seat baqck I want it to look like the seat bottom. Please show me some pics or detailed instruction on how to proceed. I have welting to use if needed.



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You kind of put the cart before the horse. You should have the seat back and seat bottom all patterned out ahead of time, and then the inserts can be fit in by adjusting the widths of the surrounding pieces. You also need to make sure the seat backs and seat bottoms line up after they are sewn together. There is nothing worse looking than channels that don't line up top to bottom with each other.

Check out this thread: CLICK HERE this thread will give you the basics of doing a bench seat.
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Dan, I kinda do have the seat patterend out. I took appart a stock seat cover and I am using it for measurements. I can easily handle the rest of the seat its just the thing that has me confused is the way you sew in the pleated insert. For example the ends where the rolls end. If I stuff them with the foam and then roll the end down like you did in the tutorial for the Tuck and Roll how do I sew that onto the material I have patterned out for the rest of the seat. I am not sure if I fold the materials under each other or something like that.

BTW I used the tutorial on the bench seat to get the feel for how to do the rest of the seat and I can do that easy. and as for lining the backs and bottoms up thats all ready calculated out and pre measured to the nth.
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I'm glad you have it all figured out. The rest is easy. Each part of the seat is sewed face to face with the part next to it. You treat the tuck and roll insert just like any other piece of the seat cover. Figure out the size it needs to be, mark it, sew around the perimeter twice, trim it off, and then sew it into the seat cover. Whatever surrounds the tuck and roll insert is sewed face to face with the insert with a 1/2" seam.
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