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I have neglected my back seat, and my high school girlfriends little girl keeps complaining, I don't think a full size adult could fit back there. But I know three 9 y/o will. .anyhow I've just started and got all of the fabric lined foam cut, I've watched about five u tube videos so far.

Bought all of the material at Rushin Upholstery Supply here in Little Rock,

Heidi Soft / Black for the seat covers. 30 per y = two yds
1/2 economy Sew foam 5.96 a yard = two yards
Hump hog rings 2.99 for 1/2 pound
Custom order this is heavy duty fabric for the liner that holds the hog clips. 4.00$
Charcoal Uvr, thread for 13.50$

Total was 99.08$.

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OMG, I love it, , of course I practiced on a scrap peice first.

I'm using a Brothers LX 3125, nothing special.

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Ok I'm back at it, I have cut the new pieces 3/8 bigger all the way around and the dots are the stitch seam.

Wish me luck.
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Good luck lol keep posting updates just a question how thick is the foam? Because in my LX it's about 2"-3" thick in some places

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Thank you, the foam I bought was 1/2 inch, but I have not /did not follow the factory seat, I have added some silky cotton just /only under the seat part, I posted a photo, I think the hard part is coming up, that will be to sew all the pieces together. .. but I'm in no rush. .and in no way have I ever done this before.

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My first seam, only single stitch at moment, plans to double stitch all seems. It's bowling night, hope to get more done tomorrow. ...
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Looks good hope it all goes together nicely in the end

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Not much progress, but I did get all of the seat part double and triple stitched together,

next I will sew the front part on and then sew the sides to fit..I hope , ..

In pictures 739 you can see my mistake, I cut the sew-foam to short, so I hand stitch / added about one inch..

also I have cut all of the access material off..


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I'm not a professional, this is my first time to upholster..

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The most important thing to sew is????????? #see photo#
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Is there a reason for piping? Do I have to use Piping? I still have the old piping, ..

IDK, guess I'll watch some videos , I don't want to use Piping. ..

Your thoughts please. ..

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I have no clue about upholstering I guess they put piping to make it look good? Maybe that's what was in style back then

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I watched a guy make his piping from scratch on u-tube, . I just took two scrap peice and stitched them together, and I could not pull them apart.


and on my seat I did not leave enough room for a double-stitch on front . ..I think I will just sew it and double the stitch on the back. ..

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I think it is working just fine without any piping (piping is a type of trim or embellishment) and I don't want any kind of embellishment or ruffles in my Mustang. .
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Like I said it was just the "look" from the time era, my entire car has that piping on all the seats... and its looking good! The material is a type of plastic? If it is don't let it dry up, it'll crack like leather if it does from my personal experiences lol

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I've had to hand-stitch the back corners , got all of the steel wire attached for hog-rings, ... I have found thread showing in two places but it's not that noticeable and I'm happy with it. I should get the hog rings attached tonight, It's a beautiful day I'm going outside. ..

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