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Upholstery Guys...Button Tuft help needed!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by skipstitch, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. skipstitch
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    So I have a "super top secret project" :) in the works that calls for yards and yards of.... GET THIS... Gold crushed velvet in a button tuft / diamond tuft pattern.

    While I have a basic idea of the process, does anyone have info on laying out the design or folding the material? A website? I've searched but haven't found anyone who didn't want to sell me a video.... while that's fine.. I'm pressed for time on this job. Anything that would help speed along my "trial and error" would be appriciated GREATLY! Thanks, Stitch
     
  2. ditz
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    there is a decent description of the process in a book titled"street rod building skills" by John Thawley. It is published by Steve Smith Autosports Publications. The major portion of the article is pictures and of poor quality and I doubt that I can scan them legibly. I know of a couple of fellas that have done it and both indicated that they would use much softer foam the next time the do it. It seems that this process really firms up the foam.
     
  3. skipstitch
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    Thanks for the info....
     
  4. If you have specific question you can PM me and I can help.
     
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  5. skipstitch
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    Thanks again for the info guys!!! Attached is a pic of the final project. It's sitting in Detroit at COBO as I type this... Stitch
     

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  6. Is this what your talking about?
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  7. skipstitch
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    No, not diamond pleat...actual button tuft.... 298 buttons to be exact...LOL
     

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  8. Oh that's easy...just kidding! I just looked at your website and realised your looking for somthing a little more high end then just diamond stitching. That pic is my first attempt at sewing, how'd i do?
     
  9. ditz
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    Really looks good. I hope the info that I sent helped.
     
  10. skipstitch
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    max...that looks fantastic!!! My first attempt was a seat with 12 pleats... I stitched at least 80!!!!
     

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