You will need
- Fabric for seat covers, foam, Velcro, sewing supplies
Select a fabric for future cases. This can be velour or tapestry, or faux leather, plush, or faux fur
Remove the pattern from the seat. For this you need to get the paper or film, attach it to the seat and pin pins. Draw a pencil or marker in your pattern and cut it. Be sure to check the pattern to symmetry.
Put the pattern on the seat and again check the correctness of the resulting patterns.
Place the template on the fabric and trace it with chalk or a marker, be sure to make the seam. Even make extra pattern from foam rubber.
Stitch both patterns wrong side to wrong side, do not forget to leave a small hole so that through it we can insert the foam. But the headrest and armrest sew without the foam and just leave a small hole for a cord. Then pull them and sew.
Once the covers are ready, pull them out on the seat and carefully sew. Of course, you can use the clasp for ease of removing the covers. In this ideal case the Velcro is not only easy to use, but easily sewn. If you want you can make another set of covers to change the image of your car.
Advice 2 : How to sew car covers
Every car owner wants to make your car more comfortable and beautiful. Many drivers gain seat of his car modern covers from beautiful and durable materials, thus saving them a lot of money, but few people realize that such pouches you can sew yourself. You can make car covers with their own hands, updating the interior of your car.
Use durable and reliable materials for sewing slipcovers – it can be both natural fabrics and synthetic. Natural fabrics have many advantages – they are breathable and good moisture, it is not heated and not cooled in warm and cold season. However, covers made of natural fabrics short-lived and frequent use wear out quickly.
Synthetic fabrics offer a wider selection of colors, and have a high durability. While synthetic poorly absorbs moisture, and in hot weather becomes very hot. As a universal material for sewing pouches you can use a durable tapestry fabric with synthetic fibers, and to winter in the car warm, you can make replacement covers in faux fur. Also good materials are leather and suede.
Using transparent greenhouse films or Newspapers remove from car seat patterns, pinned the tape to the seats pins. Draw the contours of the seat with a marker and cut out the pattern, given the allowances for seams at 1 cm from each side. If you sew the cover from a soft fabric, treat it from the inside doubleroom or make a lining of dense synthetics.
If you want to change the shape of the seats, put between the lining and the front part of the case special rollers. You can also make the cover softer, investing between the lining and face separately cut parts from thin foam rubber.
Sostrochite together all the details, and then try to put a cover on the seat and check if he's sitting on it. Don't forget to fix the cover on the seat with a special cover, if available in the vehicle.
Before sewing the cushion cover, make sure the airbags in your car are not installed in the ends of the seat backs. If located in the backside of the airbag, the potential of the disclosure to make the cover sections, and loosely Sametime their cotton threads that easily break in the event the airbags are deployed.
Advice 3 : How to sew covers for car seats
Car cover is not just decoration but also useful. They stand a bit to fix the shape of the seats, lousy covers special rollers. Covering awnings can be made of natural or synthetic fabrics. You can choose velvet, tapestry, leather or artificial leather, faux fur or plush. So, how to choose fabric and how to manufacture the seat covers with my hands.
What fabric is suitable for sewing slipcovers
Natural fibers the fabric is quite absorbent. This fabric is not in summer creates a "greenhouse" effect, and in the winter - cold feeling. However, it is more soiled, and after washing can "sit".
In addition, covers made of natural fabrics wear out faster, and their colors are usually not very bright.
Synthetic is a more durable material. However, the shortcomings made from her fabrics include poor absorption of moisture. In addition, this fabric is usually slippery to the touch, which is not too convenient. From a spark it can melt and catch fire. To its significant deficiencies may also include the ability to electrify the friction.
Domestic factories for machines most often used by tapestry, which contains synthetic fibers. Cushion cover, sewn from faux fur, convenient to use in winter, but the summer to go with them are quite hot. Leather interior looks impressive, but cost is such a pleasure not cheap.
Remember that fabrics used for upholstery are not always suitable for car seats. The most practical are the seat covers made of leather and velour.
How to sew car covers
For the pattern to better fit the greenhouse film. If you don't have one, you can use regular newspaper. Attach it to the fabric, secure with pins, draw around it with a marker, cut it out. Be sure to check how symmetrical turned part. If something is wrong, then align and check again, applying the pattern on the car seat. And only after that you can cut. Do not forget to leave a margin one inch to the seams.
If you decide to use a soft material to the new case didn't look baggy, do the following: cut out not only from this fabric, but mattress. Sew two types of material together, wrong side to wrong side. This should leave a small area unsewn. Can be filled with foam, prepared in advance. Armrest and headrest stitch without the foam, true to form, not forgetting to leave a hole. Stretch and sew.
If the lower part of the front seat there is a plastic cover, remove it first. Only after that put the cover and press the pad on its edge. Thus, the tonneau cover will be firmly fixed in the transverse position.
We should not forget about some of the features of the rear seat. The armrest may have a special valve on the zipper. For the car, which backrest can be folded down in pieces, universal cases don't fit.
On some cars at the end of a backrest of the seat are air bags. Worn covers will interfere with the disclosure of side airbags. In this case it is better to clean the seat cover. In the manufacture of covers for such seats in places of departure of the airbag need to make the cuts. Stitches should be of cotton thread - if necessary, they are easily torn.