its harder to do on seats but it looks tight! theres usually something behind the fabric that raises it like foam, cardboard,wood, dynomat even just do some sampling first to achieve the look you want before you apply them to the seats :biggrin:
is the caddy emblem sticking out or sinking in?.....they sell 1/4'' contour foam which is very simple to work with and can be used to recreate this...also what type of fabric is on the seats now and what are you putting back onto the seats?
Its done with 1/8 foam the same foam you use on phantom tops I forgot the name
What you do is you get one full piece of the foam for the backing then cut your shape out on another one
Then you get your shape that you just made out of the other piece of foam lets says your caddy emblem you spray glue behind it and glue it to the full piece of foam you have for the backing
After that you spray the foam and put your material over it using something to push the material so it makes the shape of the foam you cut you can do it with some vinyl material not all of them cause it has to be atlease a little stretchable so it molds into the foam you cut
Then you let it dry and the most important part is after your done and you got your shape and everything you sew a line along the edge of the design just use the same color of the material
The reason you sew it is cause the material will come off if you don’t
Tweed is what you usually use to do this but it can be done with any material as long as you can stretch it a little bit so it molds to the design of the foam
ive never tried any sunk in but in some of the boats i worked on i had to put emblems etc.. into the captains chairs and such....sewing is important though and a good fabric for doing this is called ultraleather...its a synthetic but its extremely flexible and soft...should work in a car pretty damn good too..we used the stuff on yachts and salt water is some rough shit when it comes to upholstery...i suggest if your going to make the rest of your seats just take the piece where your going to have the emblem put on and trying to get an upholstery shop to do those pieces and thats it..that way you can pretty much still say you did it yourself
may have been pressed but to recreate that would most likely be a bitch without stitching because eventually its going to break loose and end up bubbling out...like i said before though check out ultraleather...very easy to work with and it has a massive stretch to it...if your going to do it with leather look into using that for the emblem area..
nothing wrong with side money....seems lately since i started doing tint graphics people have been wanting windows tinted out the ass....although i hate tinting its still side money and quick...upholstery is another thing i do somewhat on the side...nothing but house stuff though..some day i will own my own shop doing something...forget working for someone all my life