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General Discussion / Pro Tip: Sewing Leather With Ease
August 20, 2012, 09:10:56 am
We're excited to debut the first installment in a series of short "Pro Tip" videos that we've produced to help rookie (and perhaps even not-so-rookie) auto trimmers get the job done - effectively, efficiently and professionally.

In our first video, Naseem shares a simple trick that he uses to allow leather to slide under his sewing machine with ease.

Check it out! http://tinyurl.com/99665oe
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Sure thing - Sid Chavers has good set: http://www.sidchaverscompany.com/DVDs/dvds.html

Also, check out books on Amazon.com written by Ron Mangus. He's put together some great pictorials.
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Hi all,

Check out our exclusive interview with master auto trimmer Shannon Walters of Interiors by Shannon: http://tinyurl.com/ctbs5cg

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Thanks Jojo and mike802. We appreciate the feedback!
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General Discussion / Do you offer tiered pricing?
June 23, 2012, 09:00:34 am
HRR Mag recently published an interesting article by Ace Eckleberry of ACE Custom Upholstery & Rod Shop in which he discusses the benefits of offering customers service packages priced according to tier.

The piece makes for an interesting read - especially for shops looking to simplify the process through which they give estimates.

Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/75585am
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Haha our thoughts exactly!
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Diamond Tufting on the exterior? http://tinyurl.com/bw4mz8f

This is the definition of RIDICULOUS!
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It really is neat. What I find intriguing about Europe, is that in addition to auto upholstery shops, they have loads of vehicle interior design firms that make and sell one-off special editions.
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Carlex Design, a Polish design firm, is responsible for the upholstery in this Mini Countryman.

Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/cmv5fbe
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We'd love your feedback on a video we put together, showing auto trimmers how to build mini display motorcycle seats to hang for display to their customers.

Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/bny4am7

Thanks in advance!
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Hours behind the sewing machine causing back problems? Check out this short, two-page guide on how to curb the aches and pains: http://tinyurl.com/6taom5e

It's definitely worth a read!
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General Discussion / French-seam Piping
June 06, 2012, 10:43:49 am
You've seen French seams. You've seen piping. But have you ever seen the two styles combined?

Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/d7wg8u4
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There's nothing more aggravating than a sewing needle that skips, makes irregular stitches or puckers fabric - especially when there's work to do. Fortunately, Schmetz Needles put together a handy troubleshooting guide to help resolve such problems.

The guide isn't comprehensive, but - more often than not - will help put your machine back on track to finishing that seat cover.

Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/7nkgbcl
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Check out our interview with Jay Teske of Pirate Upholstery - the shop behind some of the jaw dropping motorcycle seats featured on Discovery Channel's "American Choppers": http://tinyurl.com/cuv32lj
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Auto upholsterers have seen it all - from the tasteless to the absolutely bizarre. Some of these interiors will blow your mind: http://tinyurl.com/6m7c2ra