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« #15 : February 15, 2018, 10:35:39 AM »

I'm glad this came up I have just landed 11 clinic chairs to recover, it's for my osteopath so a bit tricky to get out of.
Not something I normally do but I thought I would give it a go ( fool )
He's chosen silvertex from Spradling which is a lovely material but a bit thicker/stiffer than the original cloth.
I thought I would treat the corners like I would a flat panel, cut the corner into fingers & pull & stretch around.
Any tips on getting them nice & smooth, or is that how to do it, with trial & error.

I know it's not pretty, first attempt.
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« #16 : February 15, 2018, 12:22:13 PM »

Heat gun


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« #17 : February 16, 2018, 06:46:28 AM »

Thanks.

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« #18 : February 18, 2018, 08:41:57 PM »

65Buick, cut your pieces a little smaller, you have too much bulk at the corners and the foam is not filling the cover sufficiently.

Grebo, the pads look good, a heat gun will eliminate the need to make all those cuts on the bottom. Not knowing the whole job, I can't say for sure, but you might not have to be leaving so much excess underneath either. You may be able to staple closer to the edge and trim the excess.
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« #19 : February 18, 2018, 10:47:48 PM »

Interesting, Rich.
When i used the old cover as a template I didn't cut any extra for seam allowance, figuring it was stretched. So I probably ended up almost an inch smaller. Tomorrow I do number 2. Bit too late to change that but I will keep in mind as I go.
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« #20 : February 19, 2018, 06:40:38 AM »

Thanks Rich that's very helpful. I didn't think of stapling closer will try that on the next on.

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« #21 : February 19, 2018, 08:23:07 PM »

Salon seat #2.
http://gdurl.com/g_Gw

Happy with the stitching. Happy with mostly the vinyl conforming to the shape. But should it be tighter? I am not sure what to do next.
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« #22 : February 19, 2018, 08:58:53 PM »

Looks good to me 65.
Nice work.

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« #23 : February 19, 2018, 09:15:18 PM »

Really? It is better than the first, for sure. I just thought it felt a bit loose right in the middle and have been wondering if it will lead to puddling in the future.

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« #24 : February 19, 2018, 09:58:29 PM »

Its hard to tell that in the pic. If your concerned you would need to glue the center down. But I doubt it will show any wrinkles in the middle with use.

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« #25 : February 20, 2018, 02:56:19 PM »

The black is hard to take a photo.
That front curve or arc is hard to sew. I've done well before but maybe it is the vinyl.
I will cut the foam just a little bigger up front in hope of filling up that arc a bit better.
Paul if you say the middle should be fine, I trust that. I don't know if I would want to risk glueing in case the seat takes on a different appearance than the others I've done.
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« #26 : February 21, 2018, 08:58:49 PM »

Well... In my opinion #2 was better than #1 or #3.

When I'm all done i will post up some better photos of each.

And, maybe someone like Kody could answer this: I saw no indication of temp tacking. It appeared that the upholsterer strategically stapled once & done. That - is impressive.
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« #27 : February 27, 2018, 08:06:10 PM »

Final seat number 4

http://gdurl.com/4-L1
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« #28 : February 27, 2018, 09:23:11 PM »

Well done.

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
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