Current Project Condition

Current Project Condition

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cover Coverage

Well I didn’t get anything done on the seat today. Tomorrow will be the day for that. Right now I am trying to decide how I want to do it. When it comes to covering something there are 2 schools of thought. The first is you take one big piece of fabric or leather or whatever you are using and lay it over the top and then begin pulling it tight around the side to the bottom and rivet or screw it or attach it by some means. The other is to cut out a piece of the material the same shape as the top only a little bigger for seam allowance and then you sew a strip around the outside whatever width you need to give it a 3d shape then pull it over the seat and attach it to the bottom.

The first method is much easier to get started but pulling the material down around the sides all the way around a complex shape without a whole lot of wrinkles is not easy. The second method requires a sewing machine, and mine is buried in storage somewhere. Also the chance of cutting the top shape just right so you don’t have any sports to small or any spots to large is a million to one especially having never done this before.

So I will be making that decision tonight and will get started tomorrow.

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