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a whats good i got a 1980 regal and i need help on making Piping if any one knows how to make can yall please tell me or show pics i need all the help i can get i got my seats cover done but just dont know how to make Piping so please help a folk out
 

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To make my own piping so it would match the material i used on my door panels, console, buttons, etc....I just got some of the plastic cord material from the fabric store(the cord i got was like 1/16" thick). Then i cut long strips of the vinyl i'm using about 2" wide and just folded it over the cord. Then you have to make sure you have the right "foot" on the sewing machine so it's flat on the material and raised up enough so the cord can pass by it yet still keep the stitch close to the stitch. The cord just looks like the same stuff that weed wackers use, except its more flexible and forgiving if you accidently stitch through it. Hope this helps.
 

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Originally posted by young_260_boy@Sep 3 2006, 12:02 AM~6094313
thanks cuz you got n e pics
Yeah, here's a link to my old topic. Havn't updated yet since i dont have the front seats done. (this is also my first time using a sewing machine so it took some time)
regal seats on a budget

Hey, is that your bubble in your pic?
 

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matters on what kind of piping. If you're doing leather, you can actually buy piping from some upholstery shops. Otherwise buy some piping from a fabric store and fold your fabric over it in a taco shape and sew the end of it closed as close as possible to the piping. Your size will depend on the interior. For my plush interior I used 1" piping.


 

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Its called welt cord
 

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if ur talkin bout the piping round the edges of seats all u need is vinyl and u just need the plastic pipe or whatever its called n u sew a 1" piece fold it over then put in the piping and then sew it about and 1/8th inch from the pipe inbetween the other material pm me i got some papaers with some diagrams n shit i can try to scan for you
 

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Originally posted by FlipFlopBox@Sep 13 2006, 04:49 AM~6161384
if ur talkin bout the piping round the edges of seats all u need is vinyl and u just need the plastic pipe or whatever its called n u sew a 1" piece fold it over then put in the piping and then sew it about and 1/8th inch from the pipe inbetween the other material pm me i got some papaers with some diagrams n shit i can try to scan for you
also when you fold it over, depending on how stiff your material is, using tack glue to hold it down while you sew helps.
 

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Originally posted by red_ghost@Sep 13 2006, 08:25 AM~6161652
also when you fold it over, depending on how stiff your material is, using tack glue to hold it down while you sew helps.
I just use pins to hold it together just like the seat material so that after its together i can angle cut it so it will be more forgiving to wear n tear ;)
 

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Originally posted by cashmoneyspeed@Sep 13 2006, 10:58 PM~6168683
I just use pins to hold it together just like the seat material so that after its together i can angle cut it so it will be more forgiving to wear n tear  ;)
yeah, and to get the tack glue to set you need to still pin it together. Just depending how long the piping is, its easier to glue it so you dont have pins getting in the way when you go to sew it.
 

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dont laff but I was too lazy to go buy some welt so I found some electricla wire that was the right guage for the size I needed and use that. If I could only so it in straight....
 

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Originally posted by red_ghost@Sep 14 2006, 05:21 AM~6169604
yeah, and to get the tack glue to set you need to still pin it together.  Just depending how long the piping is, its easier to glue it so you dont have pins getting in the way when you go to sew it.
Maybe i'll give that a try when i get the hang of the machine a little better. for now, i go so slow, they dont really get in the way.
 

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Originally posted by cashmoneyspeed@Sep 16 2006, 01:35 AM~6185094
Maybe i'll give that a try when i get the hang of the machine a little better.  for now, i go so slow, they dont really get in the way.
what kind of material are you using? That can make a diffrence. If its leather or really thick vinyl, are you using the correct kind of needle for the sewing machine? If not, it can catch and jam up, or throw it off so you wont sew straight.
 

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i used clothing line cord, you can get it at wal-mart for like $2 for like 100 feet of it and it flexible enough to work with ....its the shit people use outside when the hang there clothes out to dry...
 

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Originally posted by 85_regal_ryda@Sep 16 2006, 05:06 PM~6187028
i used clothing line cord, you can get it at wal-mart for like $2 for like 100 feet of it and it flexible enough to work with ....its the shit people use outside when the hang there clothes out to dry...

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Originally posted by red_ghost@Sep 16 2006, 08:40 AM~6185505
what kind of material are you using?  That can make a diffrence.  If its leather or really thick vinyl, are you using the correct kind of needle for the sewing machine?  If not, it can catch and jam up, or throw it off so you wont sew straight.
I'm using some semi thick vinyl and i have the heavy duty needles and thread. If i ever end up using leather, i think i'll do what you said and glue the seems rather than trying to pin it all up.
 
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