January 24th, 2009: New Seats for the Truck - Part 5
Today I sewed the backs together, attaching the top piece to the two bottom panels and adding French seams, and then I sewed the backs to the fronts and slippped them over the seat frames.
Turning them inside out was easy because of the opening I placed in the backs. I slipped them over the top of the frames and then tightened the pull-rods to the frame using string instead of hog rings. After the pull-rods were secured, I pulled the seat down over the rest of the frame and closed up the bottoms using the plastic J-channels that were on the old seat covers.
I still have to make buttons to attach to the backs, snugging them up a bit more and adding a nice looking design element as well.
Aside from adding buttons to the rears, the seat backs are finished. Man, I'm telling you ... I would not want to do this for a living! I'm real happy with the way these are coming out ... I think I did splendid, for a first-timer ... and I'll be proud to say that I did my truck interior myself ... but, unless you're as crazy as I am, this stuff should be left to pro's like Dan Dosemagen!
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