Cat· Premium Member
Wow, you have been thinking about that. Fair play!Hiya Cat,
I've attached a quick design for the doorcard I'd like made and have a few questions about what is possible. I've seen a fair amount of Bitchin Rides and other shows so have some idea of how doorcards can be made.
Firstly, in my design the squirmy looking centre piece is the doorhandle come armrest and is a bolt on part so isn't a concern for the doorcard panel itself. The lower offset line I'd like to be two panels of the same material sewn together to form a nice tight fitting feature and the diamond pattern would be sewn as well as then being sewn into the rest of the doorcard panel. I'd like everything to look like a modern factory made piece and not be insert panels glued on top of one another.
Thing is though, is this even possible? Especially keeping the whole piece flat with no creases or wrinkles. 3mm scrim backed foam for the leather to be laid onto or firmer foam with the design cut into it for the sewn edges to sink into is how I'm thinking.
What are your thoughts? View attachment 304434
If I'm stitching diamonds for seats with scrim I use a minimum of 10mm thickness.Ah, landau foam. I think this is the one that they cut designs into and then press the fabric cover into the design? What material and thickness would you use for the diamond pattern? And is it possible to sew all the panels together or would the edges have to be tucked into grooves cut in the landau foam?
sounds like it would need to be in 2 parts then.Cool. Thanks Cat
The diamond pattern I want as a stitched pattern with contrasting thread so it matches the stripes on the seats. So just trying to get my head around how to mix the different elements together and have them all flow nicely and nothing looks out of place by being too low or high from another part of the doorcard.
No worries xThanks Cat That all makes sense. I'm gonna go see a local trimmers but not looking forard to that as I've heard many say a single front seat can be $1000 to recover and that's with a relatively simple design.
I'd like to do this myself but I'm not sure my sewing skills are one of my best attributes. I'll see how I go. I appreciate your advice as really helps me figure out my best course of action
He actually wanted me to source that original material!Yup, not a great colour but much nicer than the 80's style