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Old 12-14-2011, 07:44 PM
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How do I create/simulate embossed pattern on door panel

Hi, I am replacing the door panels on a 65 Chevy Impala 4 door. I'm doing it for a friend and he wants it as original as possible. It has a pattern in the vinyl that I want to duplicate by sewing a similar pattern. I have located some original material that is like a metallic turquoise. I would like suggestions on how to do it. Should I use a conspicuous thread size like a 138 in a contrasting color or should I use a small matching thread. Should I use 1/4 inch sew foam or try and find some closed cell 1/8 foam. Any thoughts would be helpful.

Dan if you read this, in your door panel thread you said I used a 138 thread and a presser foot. Was that a special type presser foot?
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