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Man thats sharp!!
I'm the same way about that, they show just enough upholstery to get your attention then jump to someone pranking another or some other silly thing.
My shop is in disarray right now, I'm in the process of situating everything back around with the elephant now in the room.
Thanks @Cody .
I've been looking for one I could afford for a while now and that one popped up last week for $1500. I thought that was a great buy.
Got a new toy this past weekend to help with large panels in the trucks! So used to a servo motor this clutch motor machine has me learning all over again!
@John I've been doing pretty good. Just ready for a break lol, been trucking during week and sewing and painting on the weekends. Dad is wanting to put it a local show before any pics go public so i snuck a few in here for my friends to see. As soon as this pandemic is over and life gets back to so...
Its been a long while since I've visited the forum but I have finaly finished the beast! Thank you @John for creating this outlet that all who wants to learn or maybe just find a different way of doing something they have done hundreds of times. Also thanks to everyone here that has shared their adv...
Also I dont back a French seam at all if I'm going to be wrapping a piece. I figure since it will be glued it wont pull apart plus you dont want any bulk when wrapping. Hope this helps.
I've been using material that has no stretch behind my French seams and has worked out pretty good for me. I'm sure there are applications where you may need the seam to stretch but as far as strength I back it with no strech fabric.
Man post more!
Very inspirational, and unique!
Pictures didn't post, but you should be fine resewing the tear, just fold the material to the least seam allowance you can get away with and you will probably never notice any material loss.
That would be great! I don't have time to run around town looking for materials so if y'all start carrying it all I have to do is pick up the phone and give you a call!
I would recommend moving as much as possible, my day job is driving a truck and it's not good on my body to sit for hours at a time so I stop every now and then to stretch my legs. With any profession you will have hazards and tolls on your body so just take care and be aware of what those are you h...
@SmokinSCustoms Looking good! You ain't lying about being different, I changed the design of the foam on the back of the headrest and it CHANGED everything! I had to make everything from scratch but the insert remained the same. Still a bad day at uoholstery is better than a good day beating, bangi...
What I would is sit in a bolstered seat and see which way the material natural wants to stretch with your weight and position patterns for that direction.
If you angle your patterns it will be in bias and that's a good thing if you want to minimize stretch in one direction, the only problem is that wastes a lot of material and that can get very expensive fast when you're talking about leather. So it's kind of a two edged sword.
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