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Laredo jeep seat dilemma

Started by Chica, June 29, 2020, 01:17:55 am

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Chica

I have a question about some 1986 Laredo seats I am going to reupholster for my son. I'm not a professional. I have done a half dozen or so auto seats in the last 15 years. He wants to stay as original as he can, so he wants me to reuse the grey strips of fabric that have the embossing in them. I don't like the idea of using them because they have some cracking in them that extends past where the seam was sewn. And I am afraid it will just keep tearing across.
What I was wondering was if I used new fabric, does anyone know where I can find an embossing pattern that would match. It is supposed to look like top stitching. I know a guy who know's a guy that has a hand crank embossing machine, if I could just find an embossing die wheel with that pattern.
Any help would be appreciated. If needed I can post a picture.