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Rally 12-02-2009 04:15 AM

Cheap DIY colored upholstery stitching.
 
Thought this was pretty cool and I know a few people like Viley mentioned loving the minty stitching on the camden/mayfair.

http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread...ghlight=stitch

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/IMG_4068.jpg

glnr13 12-02-2009 04:40 AM

cool mod! :tu:

-=gRay_rAvEn=- 12-02-2009 05:01 AM

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Yeah, the accented stitching gives some nice definiton and contrast. I did my OEM E brake and shifter boots last year with red. Was not easy to do with a standard thread and needle. Was not able to follow the original stitch lines w/out fingers made of steel, so I went right up the middle instead....

A friend of mine just purchased a new PW Clubman S, with bro leather interior which has white piping....that looks good as well, but I prefer the stitching.

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Puma 12-02-2009 05:31 AM

Sweet! Deffo an option when/if I ever get new seats.

xnotfunkylex 12-02-2009 07:26 AM

That looks really good, and is a smart way to do that. But I'm glad my Recaro's already had that because that looks like a pita to do.

Sketch 12-04-2009 01:23 AM

Wish there was some way to do something with the steering wheel... maybe red stitching in my cloth sport seats?

VicSkimmr 12-04-2009 01:38 AM

I wonder if you could somehow retrofit piping into our seats?

xnotfunkylex 12-04-2009 02:02 AM

That would be cool.

glnr13 12-04-2009 02:28 AM

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Originally Posted by VicSkimmr (Post 538679)
I wonder if you could somehow retrofit piping into our seats?

the BEST solution to that would be to disassemble the seat and then have the piping placed into the seam.

i can envision a secondary solution that would not need disassembly of the seams... the piping is pieced together with 2 strips of a different fabric. be it black or whatever depending on preference, then stitching that thru/to the current threading. my only concern is that stitches don't catch on things but piping does and i can imagine it then pulling the thread that attaches it to the seat and in turn possibly tearing the stitching that holds the seats together.

it might be doable... but it'd be best to really disassemble.

Moxie 12-04-2009 05:10 AM

That looks pretty sweet. Time consuming, but sweet.

iDiaz 12-04-2009 05:24 AM

Disassembly would be pretty difficult on a MINI because the fabric/leather is glued to the foam, so you can't just peel it off to work with it. When installing an aftermarket leather interior on a MINI, you actually have to cut out the seams (not the double-stitched ones) and glue the leather slipcover in place.

Rally 12-04-2009 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iDiaz (Post 538757)
Disassembly would be pretty difficult on a MINI because the fabric/leather is glued to the foam, so you can't just peel it off to work with it. When installing an aftermarket leather interior on a MINI, you actually have to cut out the seams (not the double-stitched ones) and glue the leather slipcover in place.

Is that info from your katzkin days? I've been looking into their kits recently. That kinda sounds like a pain in the ass.

JamesH 01-16-2010 04:19 PM

i reckon this is a tidy mod, looks good, cheap and can be a nice addition to anyones interior

ABMINI2008 01-22-2010 03:46 AM

Yeah I think I'll do it in white this spring. I doesn't look that hard just take a lot of time.

JamesH 01-23-2010 04:50 PM

yeah, just take the time to remove your gaitor and so on isn't it


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