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Re: Howdy from Dorset, Uk

 by John ¦  Thu May 06, 2021 5:31 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Howdy from Dorset, Uk ¦  Replies: 18 ¦  Views: 1084

That is such a great story! Do you plan on doing upholstery full time eventually or keep it as a side business?

Re: Bobbin case talk

 by John ¦  Thu May 06, 2021 5:25 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Bobbin case talk ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 30

What machine are you using?
Sounds to me like the case may be slightly to big and is binding the thread. Or possibly some got bent out of round during shipping.

Re: J clips for head rests

 by John ¦  Thu May 06, 2021 5:20 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: J clips for head rests ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 5

I order them from Albrights supply. Here: https://www.albrightssupply.com/product ... ?qs=J+clip

Also any local upholstery supplier should have them. Where in NC are you. Ill let you know if I know of any suppliers in that area.

Re: layered box springs to make tall, extra thick cushions

 by John ¦  Wed May 05, 2021 5:18 pm ¦  Forum: Furniture ¦  Topic: layered box springs to make tall, extra thick cushions ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 93

Personally I would probably use all foam for this or make a wood box with 3" foam on top and 1" foam on the sides. If you going to use the springs I would hog ring a layer of vinyl fabric between the to spring sets and then also a layer of vinyl on the top springs where the foam will be. For the sid...

Re: Singer 211 or Consew 226

 by John ¦  Wed May 05, 2021 5:12 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Singer 211 or Consew 226 ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 239

That'll be a great machine for you to learn on!

Re: New Pattern or Old Cover Pattern??

 by John ¦  Wed May 05, 2021 5:11 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: New Pattern or Old Cover Pattern?? ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 3895

That came out beautiful! Nice work!!

Re: Howdy from Dorset, Uk

 by John ¦  Wed May 05, 2021 5:09 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Howdy from Dorset, Uk ¦  Replies: 18 ¦  Views: 1084

@mrstee Welcome to the forum!

@JamesLey Its so cool the see how much your upholstery business has taken off!

Re: Diamonds on boat seats - waterproofing

 by John ¦  Sun May 02, 2021 6:22 pm ¦  Forum: Marine ¦  Topic: Diamonds on boat seats - waterproofing ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 475

Very interesting. Thank for posting that.

Re: Measuring for boxing with Vinyl

 by John ¦  Sun May 02, 2021 6:18 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Measuring for boxing with Vinyl ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 152

Great question! Are you measuring the perimeter of the top piece? You need to account for the seam allowance. For example if your top piece is cut to 12x12 and you are sewing with 1/2" seam allowance you are really making an 11x11 box. Basically if the finished size of the box you want is 12x12. You...

Re: Singer 211 or Consew 226

 by John ¦  Sun May 02, 2021 6:07 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Singer 211 or Consew 226 ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 239

Both machines will work great for you. I recent picked up a 226 on a deal I couldn't pass up. Its an awesome machine i really like it. I highly suggest getting a servo motor. That will make it much easier for you to learn on.

Re: Aircraft upholstery

 by John ¦  Sun May 02, 2021 6:01 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Aircraft upholstery ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 601

Great info @Paul Ill check those suppliers out next time I do an airplane. :thumbsup:

Re: Pfaff 145 Stitch length problems

 by John ¦  Sun May 02, 2021 5:58 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Pfaff 145 Stitch length problems ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 198

Id try increasing the feet pressure also.

Re: 1953 Ford Crestline

 by John ¦  Sun May 02, 2021 5:55 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: 1953 Ford Crestline ¦  Replies: 49 ¦  Views: 9131

You will probably have to make the seat foam yourself.

Re: Serabond tread

 by John ¦  Sun May 02, 2021 5:53 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Serabond tread ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 274

Yeah same here. I use it often. Its really high quality.

Re: Business start up viability

 by John ¦  Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:54 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Business start up viability ¦  Replies: 15 ¦  Views: 3715

The site looks awesome! Cant wait to see you get back to work!

Re: 1953 Ford Crestline

 by John ¦  Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:49 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: 1953 Ford Crestline ¦  Replies: 49 ¦  Views: 9131

Look like it will work out great to me. They always look awful before getting steamed, stretched and stapled. On the corners where it wraps around the curved section of the bows dont be afraid to trim the listing to allow it to stretch out nicely. I usually always sew extra listing and trim it back ...

Re: Recent job pics

 by John ¦  Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:42 pm ¦  Forum: Marine ¦  Topic: Recent job pics ¦  Replies: 11 ¦  Views: 1587

Looks awesome! nice job!

Re: 600 Denier polyester that is coated with PVC on one side

 by John ¦  Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:38 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: 600 Denier polyester that is coated with PVC on one side ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 224

The most UV resistant thread you can get is called PTFE thread. Its usually guarantied to out last the lifetime of any fabric its used on. It also has a few other names such as Tenara and Solarfix

Hope that helps.

Re: Diamonds on boat seats - waterproofing

 by John ¦  Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:32 pm ¦  Forum: Marine ¦  Topic: Diamonds on boat seats - waterproofing ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 475

@County Line Custom I agree that there is no reasonable way to avoid that. I have seen people use HH66 vinyl cement brushed to the back side of seams. That probably helps a lot but would take a considerable amount of time. Also there are varying opinions about wrapping the cushions in plastic. Some...

Re: Powersport Strap Removal/Instal

 by John ¦  Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:10 pm ¦  Forum: Marine ¦  Topic: Powersport Strap Removal/Instal ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 380

Looks to me like a rivet of some sort. Is it metal or plastic? I would think a regular pop rivet would work just fine

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Howdy from Dorset, Uk

That is such a great story! Do you plan on doing u[…]

Bobbin case talk

What machine are you using? Sounds to me like the[…]

J clips for head rests

I order them from Albrights supply. Here: https:/[…]

First Seat Done

Looking good