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
Few automakers that exist outside the realm of super luxury brands have outfitted their interiors with leather laced French seams— probably because it’s so labor intensive. However, those that have continue to make a bold statement … [Read more...] about What Do You Think of Laced French Seams?
Now that's how you intersect four French seams! … [Read more...] about Details: Intersecting 4 French Seams