We kicked butt his month — bringing you the latest industry news, highlighting jaw-dropping projects and keeping you abreast of major sales. Here’s a look back at May 2017.
Watch: ‘The History of Sewing Machines’
One can’t truly appreciate the mechanical genius and social impact of the sewing machine without first understanding its origins.
We scoured the internet for the latest employment opportunities in the craft of auto upholstery and posted them on our jobs page.
Major Discounts on Monster Sewing Machines!
NC Carpet Binding & Equipment just announced its BIGGEST sale of the year, with prices slashed exclusively for members of The Hog Ring.
We searched Instagram to find examples of souped-up sewing machines. Some are more wild than others, but they’re all super cool.
Find Out What’s New at Electron Top
Electron Top’s latest issue of “Keep in Touch!” isn’t one you want to miss. It features new products, price changes and a reminder for Mother’s Day.
Craigslist Crook Scams Couple on Convertible Top
A married couple recently learned the hard way why a backyard mechanic is no replacement for a licensed and insured auto upholstery shop.
Gabe Lopez’s Custom 1964 Pontiac Bonneville
Every auto upholstery shop has a project car, which you can be sure has a gorgeous interior. However, Gabe Lopez takes it to a whole new level.
Save Big on Marine Canvas at Albright’s Supply
If your shop repairs boat interiors, check out this month’s Albright’s Supply newsletter, which offers a significant discount on Recacril marine canvas.
Bentley to Trim Cars in Jellyfish Leather
Bentley Motors is renowned for trimming cars in 20 hides, but that soon may change. The luxury automaker is experimenting with jellyfish leather.
Shop Profile: Indian Trimmer A Balan
Indian trimmer A Balan was asked to write an essay for The Hindu, telling readers about his career in the craft of auto upholstery.
Trimmers Named to List of Curious Jobs
What do auto trimmers and car sniffers have in common? Both made SEAT’s list of “The Five Most Curious Professions in the Auto Industry.”
Leaving a Legacy: Porter Auto Trim
After 40 years of doing auto upholstery, Don of Porter Auto Trim closed up shop in 2012 and moved to Alabama with his wife.
The Future of Leather is Already Here
The WardsAuto Interiors Conference hosted a panel titled “The Future of Premium Materials,” during which industry leaders discussed leather.
Elon Musk Says Everyone Needs to Relax
Elon Musk, the genius behind Tesla Motors, says everyone needs to relax because self-driving car’s cabins aren’t going to change all that much.
Lear: Car Seats are Uncomfortable by Design
An executive at Lear Corporation admitted that car seats are uncomfortable by design, and revealed plans on how his company plans to fix the problem.
Haartz Wants You to Drop Your Top in Miami
If you like beaches and drop tops, don’t miss the seventh annual “Topless in Miami” convertible competition later this month in Miami.
Watch Carlex Design Customize a Ferrari 458
Need some inspiration to get you through the work week? Check out Carlex Design‘s latest project: a custom Ferrari 458 Spider.
Did You Know Haartz Makes Tonneau Fabric?
Haartz is known the world over for manufacturing the highest-quality convertible topping. But did you know they also make tonneau fabric?
Attend the Seating Innovators Summit
If you’re interested in automotive seating, then don’t miss the 11th Annual Automotive Seating Innovators Summit in Detroit, Michigan, this summer.
Haartz Named Supplier of the Year
Congratulations to The Haartz Corporation for being named “Supplier of the Year” by the New England Motor Press Association.
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