Sewing Curtains and Seat Covers

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

  1. Zed

    Zed

    10 hours! More whisky needed. What a job!
    Hat's off to anyone who does stripey cards and cushions in vinyl with scrim foam. :hattip:
     
  2. Zed

    Zed

    So what was the total cost?
    £40 as metioned earlier for scissors, iron, ironing board, zip, thin thread, thick thread, tailors chalk.
    £38 for plenty blackout material
    £65 for 3 pieces of foam (bit of a bargain I think!). Makes up for wasting a lot of ££££ on useless stuff.
    £180 for 6m of seat fabric - there was heaps of waste due to making the pattern go the wrong way. 4m would have been ample otherwise.
    £1 for more thin thread
    £324 total, still need to get turnfasteners for the tie backs. Not bad I think.
     
  3. It all looks very professional. I consider myself ok at sewing, but I wouldn't fancy tackling all of that! I keep being reminded that I bought the fabric to do Roman blinds for home a couple of years ago and they're still a work in progress (ie the fabric is still in the bag which has now been relegated to the loft)... So if you're at a loose end now you've finished your own sewing...?
     
  4. Where did you get your material from? Look great :cheers:
     
  5. Zed

    Zed

    Join the queue, I have to make @snotty a lacey posing pouch first.
     
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  6. Zed

    Zed

    I searched for stripey fabric and eventually randomly ended up here.
    "Beautifully soft and chunky chenille in gorgeous multi-coloured pin stripe." Means nothing to me, but might to someone. :)
    http://modellifabrics.com/
     
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  7. Do you do anything in vinyl ;)?
     
  8. Zed

    Zed

    Giant size baby grow with room for a nappy?
     
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  10. Zed

    Zed

    @SweeneyTodd it's the rub-off furnishing leather I had in the early, a hide is beaten out thin so it's much bigger than a cow if you see what I mean.
    Can't remember the price, it was a few years ago now - I was searching for rub-off leather and randomly ended up buying from here...
    http://www.leprevo.co.uk/leather.htm
     
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  11. Zed

    Zed

    There are a zillion available types of leather, the site is a bit of a nightmare where it's priced/sq ft and sold in hides and you don't see a pic until you've selected a type to look at. A bit more than £100/hide prob + vat. This is the stuff I got - too thin for cab seats - typical furnishing thin stuff.
    http://www.leprevo.co.uk/photos/up-rub-off.htm
     
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  12. Zed

    Zed

    Got on with tie-backs today.
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    Eventually sourced turnbuttons at a marina chandlery 30 miles away this morning.
    Don't like press studs, they're annoying, get stuck and I end up yanking on the material.
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    I think that's all done now - seven tie backs made and installed. It's been good fun. I even made a bag for my screen curtain - so easy. lol :)
     
  13. I really like that. Looks well done and good choice. Not the same old...... Nice one.
     
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  14. Good job all round sir! What will you do with yourself now it's finished? Also Please don't skip the sewing machine it would be a shame for it to go to the sewing bee in the sky!
     
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  15. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

    No stopping you now Zed, what's the next skill you intend mastering. :)

    Fear not, he has a cunning plan.
     
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  16. Man bags?
     
  17. Zed

    Zed

    The machine is going to live with sandybay. He will play making fine furnishings until he's bored then loan it to someone else... and on and on. :)
    It's a great mahine - when it gets to 8 thicknesses it just carries on like it's sewing through air. i think it would easily cope with heavier stuff.
     
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  18. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

    I will indeed be "The Keeper of the Machine", and anyone who wants to can borrow it, as long as they collect and deliver it back. A TLB resource.
     
  19. I like this!! I was going to suggest such a thing if Zedders had storage space, good on you @sANDYbAY. The machine will need servicing from time to time & will benefit from oil. There should be a sump below the machine & this needs to be kept topped up with sewing machine oil which they sell pn ebay (transportation may not be so easy because of this- I have experience of this & an oily transit cargo floor). Are we giving her a name?
     
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  20. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

    From a previous post on here I think Zed has filled the sump below the machine with sharks so they'll need feeding as well. :)

    What name do you suggest?
     

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