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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/...
Gorgious, for sure! Thanks for posting.
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...
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...
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.
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.
I just put a convertible top on my car. In doing so, I used stainless steel 5/32, 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 inch staples. Whatever you buy, make sure it will handle all the sizes you need but more importantly, make sure you can buy all the size staples you need for that particular stapler. I use a modestly ...
It is still on Albright's web page but they were out of stock on everything when I checked a couple of months ago. I suspect they have quit stocking it.
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