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Old 07-20-2005, 10:27 PM
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Making my own seat covers

In all the stores i have looked in I haven't been able to find bucket seat covers that I like. I'm not wanting my vehicle to look real girly or anything, I'm actually kinda wanting it to look a little country & wanting to try to make my own seat covers since I don't like any of the designs I have seen. I'm not sure the best way to go about it or what kind of material would work & look the best. I was thinkin of using denim(bluejean). Give me some ideas! Thanx!
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:57 PM
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Denim would we cool, it'd be different thats for sure...might look to redneck though but hey maybe thats a good thing? what kind of vehicle we talking about?




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Back in the 70s, AMC was big on denim in their interiors....called the "Levi" package.
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The levi package was cool had a gremlin with it and loved it. Had the gold stitching and a levi tag sewn into the side of the seat backs. It would be a unique intall on a car today as few remember the Gremlin for anything other than the exteriors. I think you should go for it. One thing to remember is that clothing denim will have a tendancy to fade over time. The Gremlins material had a UV coating to reduce it but hot rods tend to see less sun.

But to me its a cool idea.

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How about Pendleton blankets..I have given some thought of using those for covers in my truck..They are durable and have some really nice designs and colors..

I think by paying attention to lining up the patterns and using some leather and finding the right interior guy to do it something really nice and unique could be done..

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You want country? Indian blankets If you stitch them up nicely and find a pattern/color that fits your vehicle if could look cool...




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You can get indian blankets patterns in PACER too. AMC did it all. They had very native american patterns in the mid-70. The material is still available but that may be alittle tough to consider Hot-Rod. The Blanket idea is cool but the Plaid is a real SOB if you want any contour. I have done it for styling seats and the best way I can desribe it is that it is like trying to lay a flat grid an orange if you know what I mean.
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Back in the 70s, AMC was big on denim in their interiors....called the "Levi" package.
Lol, I remember when they did that , personally I'm not a big fan of denim but if your looking for a country theme, by all means do it !
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Many years ago, I did a seat in denim. I did it because it was cheap at the time. I used the gold colored double stitching and it came out great. Was a real pain on the seams that I tried to duplicate the blue jeans style seams, Four layers, as I used my wife's machine. It seelmed o hold up fine for the year or so that I had it, I sewed in some 1" foam in between the layers for the rolled look.

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http://www.autogeek.net/twotcanseatc.html

This place has some denim seat covers for just about any vehicle. They come in 2 tone and have Ford or Chevy embroidered on them...good luck...gary.
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