Did you ever wonder how automakers make French seams lay flat? This tutorial by Brent Parker of Brent Parker Motor Trimming will show you exactly how it's done. … [Read more...] about How to Make a French Seam Lay Flat
If you're as obsessed with decorative stitches as we are, you'll love this tutorial on how to sew a Double-Piped French Seam. … [Read more...] about How to Sew a Double-Piped French Seam
In the craft of auto upholstery, where aesthetics are paramount, it’s natural for fads to come and go. We’ve seen it with contrast piping, contrast stitching, diamond pleats and now French seams. However, it takes a forward-thinking craftsman with creativity, talent and influence to introduce a new look that catches on. That’s exactly what Dave Vos of Customs by Vos in … [Read more...] about Customs by Vos Pioneers Double Topstitch
To back or not to back? That is the question. We want to know where you stand on reinforcing French seams. … [Read more...] about Should You Reinforce French Seams?
Executing a perfect French seam can sometimes be difficult, especially when you’re only using a single-needle sewing machine. However, the stitch is often only half the battle. Installing the upholstery it’s sewn on can present a whole new set of challenges, particularly when the element you’re wrapping is heavily contoured — like a dashboard or armrest. Automakers, however, … [Read more...] about A New Way to Sew French Seams