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Old 08-24-2010, 08:31 AM
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My 1st self taught attempt

With some great advice read on this site, as well as with books, etc over the years I finally have a machine and did my first attempt.

I have learned in life most often I learn more from doing something wrong then I do from doing it right. I take those lessons as education and not wasted effort.

Lessons I learned on my first attempt (seat bottom only so far).

If you have 4 panels coming into a corner, like painting don't sew into the corner, combine 2 panels to make 1, then combine them avoiding sewing into and stopping in a corner.

Stretching them tighter is not always better. I thought I would put the listing wire on a bit tighter thinking it would stretch out some and it may, but I went a little too tight I think.

With that said here is the picture of my 1st attempt, all suggestions are welcome you won't hurt my feelings.


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How does it set..will it be comfortable on a long trip for you? Does look good from here though I would like to see it a bit smoother and I personally would have brought the red out a bit more in the front... but not to worry just see what you can do better the next time..Just the cost of education and I do approve heartily of the guys who just get it together and go try..

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What is the seat out of? If you tighten down the listing wires too tight, it will just pull in the sides. I would take it off and use listings like the original seat had. In general, if the seat cover ends up being a little loose, it's easier to add some foam to the top of the seat than to tighten the listings down.
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Basically an S10 so there is listing wires in the middle which are the ones I pulled too tight.
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I assume when you say in the middle, you mean to the left and right of the red insert, right?
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Correct, I plan to cut the backs down shorter also.
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