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#1 CRFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 01:50 PM

29 Chev recently posted how he did the recovering of another members seat.   As interesting as I found it to be, the wife followed his progress and has become inspired to recover a few of our projects.  She is a seamstress and an avid quilter.   Years ago she took an upholstery class but never did anything.  ( She was supposed to recover the bucket seats in my 48 Chevy )    We have a couple of old school bus seats that will be recovered first for practice.  Then if I can keep her busy  there are several G.T. seats to do.  She pulled out one of her antique machines, which will sew through about anything.  1914 Singer treadle.  

  Thanks for the interesting posting and for the inspiration.   :thumbs:     Rick​ 

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 03:31 PM

Sometimes, you have to break out the 'heavy' equipment to get the job done! Looks interesting to follow!



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Posted January 24, 2016 - 04:07 PM

Looks like a fine job on the bus seat.

My wife is a very good seamstress too, and is looking for an old machine capable of sewing heavier material.

She doesn't want to tear up her better machines!



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Posted January 24, 2016 - 05:27 PM

Looks like a fine job on the bus seat.

My wife is a very good seamstress too, and is looking for an old machine capable of sewing heavier material.

She doesn't want to tear up her better machines!

 

The old Singer sews through four layers of heavy vinyl. She has a 1903 New Home that will do the same.  So far she has not wanted to invest in an industrial machine.  If she keeps this up I'll have to enlarge her table to support the material.  Then I won't need to stand there holding it for her.    Rick  


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 05:58 PM

Thanks for the kind words - the seat looks good.  One of the biggest secrets I have found to get vinyl to slide under the foot of the older treadle machines is to put a little baby powder on the vinyl.  Glad that my posts on the recover were of some use.


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 07:21 PM

While I was trying to watch the AFC game Edy kept working on the seat.  In between helping her hold and stretch and staple I saw enough of the game. 

She actually finished up ​ today. After the end of the game I reinstalled the cushions to the frame. It sits pretty good!  

Big brother will probably want it back now.    Rick

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 07:39 PM

YUP. I just loaned it to ya.   :smilewink: 


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Posted January 25, 2016 - 06:17 AM

That turned out great!



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Posted January 28, 2016 - 07:22 PM

"29 Chev recently posted how he did the recovering of another members seat.   As interesting as I found it to be, the wife followed his progress and has become inspired to recover a few of our projects.  She is a seamstress and an avid quilter.   Years ago she took an upholstery class but never did anything.  ( She was supposed to recover the bucket seats in my 48 Chevy )"

 

Thought I would post a few pictures of what I am working on right at the moment as it may inspire someone to tackle more than just a lawn tractor seat.  This is a front bucket seat out of a 65 Buick that a chap inquired if I would be interested in trying to reupholster it - I said I would give it a try as long as he wasn't in a hurry and see how it turned out and if it looks ok I am supposed to do the other one for him and then make a cover to match the pattern for the rear seat of his 55 Chev.  So far I have made the lower cover, replaced the foam, replaced some rusty spring clips and attached the new foam and cover - I think it has turned out not to bad and he had a look at my progress today and seemed happy with it.  I told him I made a little oops and used black thread instead of the original white thread - his response was he liked the black thread better.  I still have to sew up the rear cover yet but it is a project I can work away at when I get time.  Hope you don't mind me sharing the pictures. 

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Edited by 29 Chev, January 28, 2016 - 08:06 PM.





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