Now that the seat cover is off, we need to take it apart to make cutting patterns. The first thing to do is remove the wires from the listings. You can see that I put a piece of tape on one so I put it back in the right place. Before taking anything apart, I use a magic marker to locate seams and where parts should be attached to one another when we're sewing. The "C", if you hadn't already figured it out, stands for center. I also either locate existing witness marks or notches, or make my own. I use two tools to take things apart, a small, very sharp pair of scissors, and a partially dull single edged razor blade. I use a razor blade that is not totally sharp to prevent cutting the fabric (and myself) accidentally. I start with the scissors and once I have a few inches open, I switch to the razor blade. I lay the blade flat on the fabric and only cut the thread sideways. I usually hold down one end under the foot of the sewing machine, it makes a good clamp. We really got lucky with this seat....it's sewn together with a chain stitch, so all we have to do is get it started and pull on the right piece of thread and it will just come undone all the way around.
Last edited by DanTwoLakes; 06-12-2007 at 05:20 PM.