Sewing Curtains and Seat Covers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zed, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    It's taken all day but... :chewie:

    The shaped corners were tricky...

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  2. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

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  3. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    It depends on your passenger seat. If it hooks on you need to get a later self-supporting one.
  4. yeh great work as usual zed , like the material :thumbsup:
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  5. Dazza

    Dazza Eyebrow not high brow

    Well impressed with that, been toying with the idea of doing mine to save a few quid but I darent
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  6. Inspirational Mr @zedders :thumbsup:

    Me too - nothing to lose really , worse case scenario - a few meters of material and a couple of fingers :confused:

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  7. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    Absolutely. I did take it seriously and get tooled up a bit, I spent a day doing that and working out how to thread the machine and set the thread tension. I had no time expectations, I let it take as long as it took, to do it as well as i could.

    If I'd managed to get someone to make the curtains to my drawings, I'd now be stuck with a set that didn't open. That was a bit of luck.
    The seat covers were easy. I'm getting better at ironing, pinning and sewing in a straight line.

    More fun than welding, you can do it in the warm and you don't get dirty. Once i've made the more complicate rear one with the zip I'll be happy. I'd pay someone else to do the cab seats, it's not that easy.
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  8. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    I would caution that if you cock up with vinyl or leather (aim wrong or run out of/break the thread, you just made a "tear along the dotted line" with the needle. Actual material is much more forgiving, I wouldn't have atempted vinyl or leather.
  9. I can see a nice little `retirement` sideline :D

  10. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    Nah, I can do it now, onto the next thing. :)
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  11. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    I had to buy almost 2x as much material to make the stripe go that way but I'm glad I did.
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  12. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    I could make a "Prince of the Hippies" Waistcoat with the off-cuts.
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  13. Nice job, you almost got the stripes to line up on both cushions ;)
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  14. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    One pattern repeats left to right and other right to left so can't line up - you made me look.
  15. You'd have said the same to me, hehehe.

    Seriously though, looks well executed.

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  16. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    You can be sure it'll look stretched and saggy in no time.
  17. The only ones that don't are the ones that never get used. I really must get around to doing mine one day
  18. We are still talking seat covers
  19. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    Last but not least - Hard work this one as a proper all round cover with a hidden zip. Several metres of stitching had to be painfully cut and done again but got there in the end.
    Large whisky poured. :)
    I started at 9am so it's taken me 10 hours to make that. lol I think I'll leave this as a possible future enterprise.
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  20. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    It's better stuff than I thought, slept on and no damage done. :)

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