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Author Topic: Seat Upholsterer in Los Angeles  (Read 177 times)

Offline cafepenguin

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Seat Upholsterer in Los Angeles
« on: Jul 28, 2018, 18:14:26 »
Hi there,

So I'm working on a budget Honda CB160.  I welded a new seat pan from the original and I'm now looking to get it upholstered, but all the shops I'm taking it to, are looking at around $350 to do the foam and upholstering.  I don't mind doing the foam myself, but that only knocks off very little on the costs.  I was wondering if anyone might have a good lead on a reasonable priced upholsterer in the Los Angeles area...

Thanks in advance.

Offline cb360j

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Re: Seat Upholsterer in Los Angeles
« Reply #1 on: Jul 31, 2018, 14:52:14 »
New Church Moto. She is in Oregon, but her website is worth checking out and she does awesome work! Not sure what you're looking for but the work is top tier.


https://www.newchurchmoto.com/

Offline Sonreir

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Re: Seat Upholsterer in Los Angeles
« Reply #2 on: Aug 10, 2018, 12:30:23 »
Ginger at New Church is top notch. +1

Shelby from Nellybelle Handbags got his start doing upholstery and I know he sometimes still takes on work. He's in Oregon as well. I've attached a pic of the seat he did for me a few years ago.
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Offline pidjones

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Re: Seat Upholsterer in Los Angeles
« Reply #3 on: Aug 11, 2018, 07:30:56 »
Maybe try small towns nearby? I found a guy that does boats, cars, trucks, restaurants, and a few bike seats in the hills of East Tennessee. I did the foam with carpet padding shaped with an electric carving knife ($10 eBay). Spray contact cement to hold  the layers. I also provided vinyl purchased online. He sewed and attached it for $100.
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Re: Seat Upholsterer in Los Angeles
« Reply #4 on: Aug 11, 2018, 08:11:50 »
Pick up a HD machine on CL and DIY.

Im just an Elevator mechanic.  If I can, anyone can do it.

My wife sews.  But I was determined to teach myself AND she was determined NOT to help me.  :P

She made me read the instruction manual.  I watched a couple "how to" vids.

I set up the machine myself and practiced a couple minutes on scraps.

First practice try I made this...



First attempt at a seat, I made this (easy) one.  In about an hour.





Second was more challenging.  And more cussing.  But I got it done in a couple hours...