Auto upholstery is an extremely rewarding upholstery practice. Yet many beginner upholsterers find auto upholstery to be intimidating. If you’ve been wondering how to get started with auto-upholstery, have no fear. You can get all the instructions and tools you need right here at uphoster.com.
Here's some FREE auto upholstery how-to pages:
HOW TO COVER DOOR PANELS
from Don Taylor's book AUTOMOTIVE UPHOLSTERY HANDBOOK
HOW TO MAKE SUNVISORS
from Don Taylor and Ron "The Stitcher" Mangus' book CUSTOM AUTO INTERIORS
The best beginner projects for upholstery are those that you can take on without fear of failure. Having a good understanding of basic upholstery skills will go a long way in helping you get a good result. Make sure you have the right tools and supplies for auto-upholstery available in your workshop.
If this is your first ever upholstery project, take some time and practice working with the tools at first. Use your upholstery sewing machine a few times, sewing some sample patches and pieces together. Work with the fabrics that you hope to use during your auto-upholstery project.
Then also keep in mind that auto upholstery differs slightly from traditional furniture upholstery. Where furniture is based around a wooden frame and may require webbing, auto upholstery uses metal frames that often don’t require webbing. The skill sets are the same but be prepared to learn new things as you embark into auto upholstery.
The best auto upholstery project for beginners is reupholstering your car seats. This task may seem daunting but once you understand the method, you’ll soon be whipping out car seat covers in no time. Perhaps even your friends will start calling you up for new car seats.
If you aren’t sure what steps to take to reupholster car seats, check out our selection of upholstery books. We carry books about auto upholstery that will teach you, step by step, the skills you need to take on auto upholstery. From sewing car seats to stuffing them with the right material, our books will guide you through each decision you need to make.
Auto upholstery goes beyond simply fixing up car seats, however. As you progress and gain more skills, you can attempt more ambition projects. Want to re-do the ceiling of your car? That’s possible. Need to put in new seat belts and seat belt buckles? Totally possible. In fact, you can turn a shabby old car into a shining new modern vehicle all with the power of your own two hands.
For all of your auto upholstery needs, you can find the tools and resources you need here at upholster.com. Whether you’re shopping for the right stapler, stainless steel staples, button making machines, or even heavy duty sewing machines, we carry all of the tools and supplies needed to make your project a success.
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