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  1. rustyjvan
    04-14-2014 07:43 AM - permalink
    rustyjvan
    Here is a picture of what I am wanting the design of my bucket seats to look like:


    No foam I am going to use will be pleated. The only foam I will buying/using is foam for the seat bottom, and sew foam for the pleats I will make.

    Thanks for the advice, the problem I foresaw (and its hard to visualize) was over time the vinyl will stretch out over the channel foam and make indentations in the pleats that will not be symmetrical. Almost like you can see the channel foam "bleeding through the seat."

    PS: I got my sewing machine, getting ready to oil it up and start practicing on some scrap fabric.
  2. rustyjvan
    04-12-2014 08:52 PM - permalink
    rustyjvan
    I am going to reform the seat bottom foam from scratch, (I wanted to talk you to about who is your supplier, maybe they can drop ship me some high density foam?)

    The seat back is is good shape and I didn't plan on redoing the backrest, just the seat bottoms and armrests. And since I didn't plan on refoaming the backrest, my main concern is for the 2" pleats that will go over the channel foam. Just so you know, I am going to use 1/2" sewfoam behind the pleats.

    Since I am laying these pleats and sew foam over existing channel foam on the backrest, do you see any foreseeable problem with this?
  3. rustyjvan
    04-10-2014 12:37 PM - permalink
    rustyjvan
    Awesome!!! I am going to go pick it up tomorrow. The guy told me had it serviced a few weeks ago, and has all of the servicing records. Something neat he told me about this machine, and you will notice it if you look back at the pictures is the NASA sticker. He bought it directly from NASA when they cancelled the space program. Supposedly this is the sewing machine that they made the space suits with! Pretty neat history.

    I know I will have some more questions on the passengers seat about pleating over the existing channel foam. I dont know if I need to fill it with some sort of batting, or foam strips. Here's a picture:
    http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...84F1E72593.jpg

    Also do you prefer we talk over IM or would you like for me to open up a thread?

    Rusty
  4. rustyjvan
    04-03-2014 07:24 AM - permalink
    rustyjvan
    Dan, sorry for being cautious about this machine I inquired about. Before I drop $750, I want to be sure this machine would be able to sew leather and pretty thick vinyl with 1/2" sew foam for interior correct?

    I looked up the specs and here they are:
    Needle bar Stroke: 1.386"
    Take-Up Stroke: 2-27/32"
    Clearance under presser feet: .315"
    Sewing Capacity: 5/16"
    Maximum Stitch Length: 3SPI

    Thanks!
  5. rustyjvan
    04-02-2014 07:52 AM - permalink
    rustyjvan
    Thanks Dan. I am going to try and pick this machine up. The guy isnt answering his emails or phone. I am super excited to get to start sewing on this project!
  6. rustyjvan
    03-31-2014 12:28 PM - permalink
    rustyjvan
    Hey Dan,

    Rustyn again here asking you a question. I really appreciate the distribution of your wealth of knowledge to newbies like me.

    There is a guy selling this sewing machine, it is a Singer model 211 u566a on Craigslist for 750. Wondering if that is fair considering the condition.

    here is the link:
    singer commercial sewing machine
  7. hduff
    02-15-2014 10:35 AM - permalink
    hduff
    BTW, I have read many of you posts and found them informative and helpful. Thanks.
  8. hduff
    02-15-2014 10:34 AM - permalink
    hduff
    You said you sell these? I can see your prolific upholstery-related posts. My late mother-in-law had a furniture upholstery shop for many years and my wife can sew upholstery although we lack an appropriate sewing machine now. I wish she had kept one when the shop was sold years ago. I actually have my rod shop in her old building.
  9. DANA RED
    02-07-2014 04:58 AM - permalink
    DANA RED
    Dan, looking at a consew model 325, made in 1987. cant seem to find any info on this model, have you ever heard of this model, Thank you for your input. HENRY
  10. DanTwoLakes
    01-09-2014 07:30 AM - permalink
    DanTwoLakes
    Size 270 bonded Polyester thread and size 25 needle.

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    Live in "God's Country", northern Wisconsin
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    Professional upholsterer
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