The Hog Ring is on fire! This month we reported on the latest industry news, gave away some awesome prizes, announced a MAJOR SALE on sewing machines and taught trimmers how to sew a Double-Piped French Seam. Here’s a look back at April 2017.
DECANO recently sent us two sunroofs – one to test and the other to give away to one lucky member of The Hog Ring community. What follows is our review.
The Haartz Corporation is celebrating spring by giving away $50 Shell Gas Cards to their followers on Facebook and Twitter!
“Any job worth doing, is worth doing well,” says Marcus Marquart, owner of Marquart’s Custom Creations in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
If you know a young trimmer moving the auto upholstery industry in a new and exciting direction, nominate him or her for SEMA’s “35 Under 35.”
This four-page article in The Shop magazine covers a range of subjects — from trimming concave curves to the benefits of EVA closed cell foam.
If you think Vilner pushes boundaries with its unique interior designs, take a look at it’s latest project: A 2015 Ford Mustang GT upholstered in mustang leather.
Shops that trim boat interiors will be excited to read this month’s Albright’s Supply newsletter — which is jam packed with marine-grade materials and supplies.
A family was cruising around in their Renault convertible when the unthinkable happened: A trailer full of liquid manure spilled into their car!
Unlike synthetic materials, leather hides come in a range of shapes and sizes. This can make it difficult to estimate how much you may need for a project.
Want to vacation in Europe and write it off as a business expense? Attend the Automotive Interiors Expo in Stuttgart, Germany. It’s the perfect excuse!
We’ve all heard industry veterans say auto upholstery is an old, slow-changing craft. But these photographs really illustrate the point.
If you’re looking for discounts on quality products, check out Kee Auto Top’s clearance sale! Act fast because these sales will end soon.
Introducing the Double-Piped French Seam! It’s unique, beautiful and – best of all – fairly simple to execute. Check out this pictorial!
NC Carpet Binding & Equipment just announced its BIGGEST sale of the year, with prices slashed exclusively for members of The Hog Ring community!
Our previous giveaway of Gedore Craftsman Scissors was such a massive hit that we’re doing it again! Here’s your chance to win!
Congrats to Jeff Gardner of Avant-Garde Design for winning our Gedore Craftsman Scissors Giveaway, sponsored by KC Tool.
As the effects of climate change become increasingly obvious, manufacturers in our industry are taking more steps to limit their environmental footprints.
Convertible top repairs picking up? Check out Electron Top‘s latest issue of “Keep in Touch!” for new products, sales, price changes and more.
Richard Rawlings of “Fast N Loud” is hosting a new show where he will save struggling automotive shops before they go out of business.
Everything you need to run a successful auto upholstery shop can be found in Albright’s Spring 2017 Product Catalog — including hog rings!
Auto upholstery shops that save money by forgoing stainless steel staples for galvanized ones are making a big mistake.
Trimmers have been buzzing about their inability to find Cambria, the material most commonly used to trim “simcon” tops. We found out why.