Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1

    Home made seat cover?

    Has any one ever just bought some synthetic type fabric material and cut and recovered their seat. I want to re-do mine, however after painting I can't see spending over $100 for anything else that wont make me go faster.


  2. #2
    NIXON'S BACK!! cincygpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Birmingham, MI
    Posts
    545
    If you're talented with sewing and upholstery, it might work. You could try taping duct tape over one half of the seat and drawing each panel out, then pulling the duct tape off and cutting it into each panel, then making patterns from the cut pieces.

    You WILL need a heavy-duty sewing (upholstery) machine though to sew through the vinyl.

  3. #3
    Being dragged kicking and screaming into 1997 afcblink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Posts
    457
    You can stitch it with one of the better home sewing machines, just don't use hella-thick material, use brand new SHARP (not ball-end) needles, change needles often, and stitch very slowly. Start out hand-cranking it and then and increase speed VERY gradually.

  4. #4
    All hail the Chief! fullboogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    3,155
    +1
    44
    I can't see skimping on seat material when your butt is going to be on it all the time. Spend the $150 and buy something that fits and is proven to last.

  5. #5
    a few guys bought marine upholstery and did their own! and it looked awsome but it did not require sewing , so it really depends on the seat shape

  6. #6

  7. #7
    Greenhulk Grasshopah (DRC) HallPass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    5,587
    +1
    2
    you could give grandma a project..?

  8. #8
    Nothin' runs like a Deere IowanGPR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Waterloo, IA
    Posts
    1,608
    Quote Originally Posted by HallPass View Post
    you could give grandma a project..?

    well, given the average age of users here on greenhulk-i'd say it would more than likely have to be our mothers, but since you're a young'n you could probably say grandma, son.

  9. #9
    Greenhulk Grasshopah (DRC) HallPass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    5,587
    +1
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by IowanGPR View Post
    well, given the average age of users here on greenhulk-i'd say it would more than likely have to be our mothers, but since you're a young'n you could probably say grandma, son.


  10. #10
    NIXON'S BACK!! cincygpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Birmingham, MI
    Posts
    545
    you could give grandma a project..?
    she could crotchet it to match the 2008 models with matching knitted foot mats

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. seat cover
    By rxpblast in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 12-22-2005, 11:40 AM
  2. SEAT COVERS
    By meeper in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 11-14-2005, 11:04 AM
  3. Seat Covers
    By Desldog in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-13-2005, 10:22 PM
  4. HOME MADE COLD AIR KIT FOR OUR SKIS **
    By CRAZEDRXP in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 07-07-2005, 07:28 AM
  5. Looking for a nice seat cover for my RXP
    By Jrsrxp in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-23-2005, 06:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •