Upholstering Vehicles in Cow Pelt

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 9th, 2013

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Cow Pelt Fur

As trimmers, we work with bare leather hides on a regular basis, but rarely do we get the opportunity to upholster vehicles in pelts – which are hides processed with animal hair intact. It’s unfortunate, as some pelts – like cow – can go a long way in setting off a vehicle’s interior.

Cow pelts are unique in that they come in several different shades and an infinite number of patterns. In fact, no two pelts are the same – which makes choosing and cutting one an art in itself. When used in tasteful moderation, the look and feel of cow pelts can add quite a bit of texture and uniqueness to a cabin or motorcycle seat.

Below are examples of recent applications we’ve come across.

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Cow Fur

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Cow Fur

1952 Chevrolet truck upholstered by M&M Hot Rod Interiors of Holly Pond, AL.

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Cow Fur

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Cow Fur

Motorcycle seats and saddle bags by Delaware County Auto Upholstery of Holmes, PA.

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Cow Fur

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Cow Fur

1955 Ford Thunderbird by DeLuxe Automotive Interior Stylists of St. Clair, MO.

Have you upholstered in pelts? Tell us about your experience trimming in pelts in the comments section below. If you’d like to share photos of your latest pelt projects, please post them in our Auto Upholstery Forum.




One Response

  1. Retired…Its Bad Enough Knowing Your Working With The Skin Of An Animal. No Haven Worked With Any Leather With the Hair There. Sounds Like The Hyde Producer Wanted To Save Some Money / Time And Some Customer Fell For It.


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