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The only reason I would be tempted to start using prewound bobbins is I hate emptying the end of the used bobbin and I am just too cheap to throw the old bobbin away. It would be nice to toss it and grab another one.
I have always wound my own up to this point.
@monica. I see two minor things I would do. First, I would take a straight edge across the top of the back rests and trim the foam so they are straight across the top. Secondly, I would trim the foam between the back rests so the gap between them was consistent and equal. That will give you a better...
All of the above. Also, a little steam will make the vinyl softer and more supple allowing the curves to form more easily.
this would make a great practice piece for you. Make a couple small cushions. Do scrim on one not the other and see how you like the differance. Scrim is not necesarry but does add to the quality look of the finished job. John https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/t498/johnnbarb2/interior/.highres/...
You will indeed enjoy the course Benny8. It will be money well spent if you never do anything but the Nova.
Double thumbs up! Good stuff.
Gorgious, for sure! Thanks for posting.
Did you install a wire in your listing?
Your original plan will work great and make removal very easy if or when the need arrises. One thing to do is install a wire in your listing. Then you can use cord/twine around the wire, through the hole in the plywood and staple it to the bottom. No hog rings needed.
I have a small 6” ruler that is 1/2” wide. If I am doing something that needs to be very precise, I will mark it every 6” or so for my 1/2” allowance. after that, I can fill the rest in by eye, using those 1/2” marks for reference. No doubt, of you are sewing every day, it won't take long to just do...
Very nice! Thanks for posting.
If I am following you correctly and you are taking a 6 1/2 inch template and adding a curve to it, the curve will be longer than 6 1/2”. There is no way it will match up to your rectangular piece.
@BigRig Looking at his picture, it appears to me the problem is with his pattern making, not his sewing. I am wondering if he is making his pattern with proper alignment marks and then adding the seam allowances or maybe trying to somehow make the pattern with the selvedge included which would in e...
Are you adding the seam allowance before or after you mark the alignment marks?
if I remember correctly ACC does sell additional material by the yard.
Be careful with your headliner. The original headliners were designed to be steamed when installed and would shrink into shape, pulling out the wrinkles. Years ago, I removed a headliner from a '49 Merc to use as a pattern. I did use it but had stored it for months and when I went to install the new...
You are probably right BigRig. My thought was there may be less import duties than buying and shipping it from the States. I do know mine shipped from Canada. Toronto, if I remember correctly.
I realize CNC has ordered his servo but for others who may read this thread, I am very happy with my My Reliable Sew Quiet Servo. I have had it for 9-10 years and have loved using it.
Being made in Canada would make it a good option for the guys up there, heh.
Do a search for closed cell foam and see if that works.
I will use headliner material for upholstery panels occasionally but not for seating areas. I would be afraid it would break down in those applications.
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