In this video tutorial on automotive upholstery techniques, I am going to show you how to reduce the bulk on french seams joints. This simple trick will add time to your projects but used at the right time will make your fit and finish a step above the competition.
In this video I will show you how I find and make great deals on Craigslist. Over the years I have bought lots of my equipment at bargain prices from Craigslist. I wanted to share with you some tips that I use to get the best price possible.
In this video I will show you a little trick on how to control the depth of your drill bit by simply using a socket. This will help stop you from drilling too deep and protect anything behind what you are drilling through.
Complete Guide to Sewing Square Corners
As we all know, sewing can be relaxing, fun, enjoyable, and a whole lot more. As we experiment with different materials and techniques, we improve our skills and this progress makes the whole experience worthwhile. However, we would be naive to say that it also isn’t sometimes very frustrating. If you get stuck on a particular seam or working with a tricky fabric, it can lead to frustration and recently we have seen many people struggling with square corners. As a result, we have compiled a short step-by-step guide here for you today!
Step 1 – To start, you will need to sew until you reach the seam allowance; if the allowance is 0.5 inches, sew until you have around this distance of fabric left until the corner. If necessary, go as slow as you need and even feed it through by hand. To get the perfect corner, it can be tough and you may need to practice on some scrap first. It is always good to learn exactly how it works first. You don’t need to be winning awards for speed!
Step 2 – Once you reach this point, lift the foot and place a relief cut from the side towards the needle. Instead of cutting all the way to the needle, you need to leave an eighth of an inch or so.
Step 3 – As soon as this cut is in place, put your hand on the bottom material and bring it around 90 degrees so you have what looks like a ‘7’ shape; the already-sewn material should be pointing left. The relief cut will open up and the two edges will become parallel to each other.
Step 4 – Now you can bring the foot back down and continue sewing. Once again, be sure to take your time. When people struggle with this process, it is normally because they put too much pressure on themselves to do it quickly. Taking your time is one of the biggest tips we can provide.
Step 5 – Now you can cut some of the excess material to make the corner look a little neater when you install the cover. Other than that, you should have yourself a beautiful square corner. Once you have finished, fold the material open to see your work.
Conclusion – There we have it, your guide to sewing a square corner. Yes, it can be hard at first but you will soon become a master if you learn these short steps. Watch the video and follow the tips we have provided here today , you can make all your friends jealous of your new skill before teaching them like a pro!
Thread I Use
Running out of bobbin thread in the middle of a project can be a real pain, but it will most likely happen to you at some point. We are all human and sometimes we forget to check how much bobbin thread we have left before we start sewing. Don’t worry it’s not time to start your project over. In this video I will show you how to fix this common mistake. First I will show you what to do if you run out of bobbin on a decorative top stitch. Then I will show you how to fix it if you run out of bobbin on a normal seam.
Thread I Use
Have you ever had your sewing machine skip a stitch right when you finish that prefect seat cover or upholstery project? This can be really frustrating! Don’t worry. I’m going to show you an easy little trick to fix your skipped stitch so that you can salvage that project. You won’t even be able to see that it ever happened. All you will need is a needle and some thread. I also explain why this happens and what you should do to fix this problem so that it doesn’t happen in the future.
Tools and Supplies Used
Have you ever been stuck on your project with no idea what to do with the design? Well in this video I will teach you my easy system for designing beautiful custom interiors. I’m no artist, and you don’t have to be either! I want to show you a simple way to design custom automotive interiors that will help you come up with that perfect idea for your next upholstery project.
Tools I use in this video
Ever had problems with your thread tension?
Yes It can make you crazy!
When that stitch doesn’t look right.
When the seam is wrinkled.
When you open the seam and you can see it looks loose.
These are just a few of the problems that improper thread tension can cause. But don’t let it make you crazy. In this video Ill show you how to set your thread tension on any machine, what to look for and how to make the right adjustments.