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Old 01-22-2012, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by danios
Have to say, your work is amazing! Definitely convinced me to add diamond pleats to my project.

Perhaps a dumb question but are you cutting the foam first or simply sewing straight into it like Don Taylor's book? I've noticed that some people seem to cut the pattern into the foam first, wondering if that makes it last longer as this will be going into my daily driver.

Also, one of your threads mentioned "setting the piping." I was wondering what you meant by that. How are you getting it to line up just so?

Thanks and once again very impressive work. Hoping my adventures come out similar.

hi dan , sorry for the late reply , thanks for the comments , as dan two lakes stated , the vinyl or leather is simply tacked onto the scrimfoam or sewfoam , then the patterns marked out on the vinyl/leather and simply stitched through , one thing to take into account for is shrinkage , depending on the thickness of the sewfoam and the size of the diamonds , shrinkage can be anywhere between 1/4" to 1/2" of the total size of the material.
cutting the pattern into the foam allows deeper pleats to be done , similar to ron mangus`s way he did it on the grey seats for a chevy think it was.
when i mentioned setting the piping , i ment , getting the piping to line up and look smooth and uniform on the finished seat by pulling the cover into place .
chose a good quality vinyl and the seats will last even as a daily driver.
cheers ade

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