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Old 12-28-2009, 03:25 PM
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my first attempt at seat recovering

after reading Dan two lakes threads i thought i would start work today on my seat bases , doing them in black vinyl with blue piping. going for a 70s gt look .
cut the strips for the piping first





used 3mm nylon cord from a hardware shop for the piping and the piping foot on my walking foot sewing machine. ive changed the motor on my machine fro a clutch motor to a servo motor ,,, wow what a difference.










attached the piiping to the centre section, the centre section was made earlier





the attached the sides to the tops


these are what the original seats looked like. honda crx sports seats , well comfortable

after removing the covers

added extra foam to both the back and seat



got to buy a hog ring pliers and hog rings , still got some stitching to do.
more pics to follow. ade

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Great pics Stumpy. I'm glad you posted them up because I'll be venturing into seat recovering in the very near future (also a newbie) and this will really be helpful.
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hi cboy , thanks for the comments, its the first seat ive atempted . ive read dantwolakes threads and without reading his threads i could not have attempted my own . cheers stumpy .
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... ive read dantwolakes threads and without reading his threads i could not have attempted my own .
You said a mouthful and I couldn't agree with you more. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of other rodders who would say the same thing...and many of them have on this forum.
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well after stitchng the seat base up i found that i had stiched it out of line, that teaches me for enjoying a beer whilst i sew , so remember kids , dont drink and sew !


so i have had to make a new start . after taking the original seat cover apart stitch by stitch , they were machine washed and ironed to get them flat. then transfered on cardboard as templates.





then copied around the patterns to the vinyl and cut out. these are all the peices needed for one seat base.



new piping made for the edges.
to get the ribbed centre look the vinyl was marked up at 1 /8" with 1/2" folded back and stitched along its length.




which gave this effect



stitched the side peices together then called it a night due to dinner and red wine calling .



piping attached



more to follow as i progress.
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stitched the top sections in, just got to hog ring it down now.




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ade
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why are you not using scrim foam ?
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Hi, what's scrim foam. Ade
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scrim foam or sew foam is used as a backing material, helps give with fit wrinkles and what not

1. Make pattern


2. Use temp tac


3. Glue pattern to scrim/sew foam


4. Boarder stitch


5. I use a double boarder stitch (thanks for this tip Dan )


6. ready for pleats


7. complete


sewn to side panels
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aaahhh i see. now thats neat. thanks for the advice , i have found a supplier in the uk that actually stocks scrim foam. what are the seats off? they look really nice. cheers ade
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not sure of the year but it was from a TVR

finished seat
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now that is nice . once ive done the seats for my 1972 vauxhall victor fd estate , i have a sofa bed and two front seats oout of a starcraft chevy dayvan to do for my 1971 bedford cf van thats being done in a mild 70s custom look. ade.
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