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Old 1st March 2012, 17:54
Ghislaine Ghislaine is offline
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Default Re: Car Seat Make-over

Chris says he mends buses in Bristol, so I expect he lives somewhere close.

We have had one or two people posting about re-upholstering car seats, though I can't remember where they were living. You could try the search facility to find them.

Faux leathers are not that easily come by - you might find them on ebay, or from the U.S. The best is called Ultrasuede, or Ultraleather, which comes in a variety of weights, and there is also Alcantara, which I think is a rather shaggy sort of suede.

To do a lot of stitching of these rather heavy fabrics you would probably need an industrial sewing machine though an old domestic one might do. Beware of the modern domestic sewing machines which often do not have enough punch to handle this kind of thing.

Sorry I can't help more.
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