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Old 03-24-2010, 02:07 PM   #21
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I am going to do the e brake boot, but only the side facing the driver seat, the other will stay black.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:52 PM   #22
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Great DIY.
Now, to find me someone handy with the needle.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:57 PM   #23
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Great DIY.
Now, to find me someone handy with the needle.
Thanks. Post pics of your finished product if you do it
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:59 AM   #24
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Will do mate.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:56 PM   #25
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I was inspired by this so I did my shift boot to match my steering wheel. Pretty easy to do. I left my boot glued to the clip.

Here are pics of mine i did:




matches my steering wheel now

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Old 04-30-2010, 11:17 AM   #26
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^^^^^ looks great!
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:33 PM   #27
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Nice job OP! Very impressed with a man that can sew!

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lol i just cut up my shift boot up to make a pattern.
Did you happen to save this pattern anywhere?
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:02 PM   #28
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Nice job OP! Very impressed with a man that can sew!
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:11 PM   #29
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Nice idea, bad execution. Sorry.

EDIT -scoobysams looks great! What did you do differently?
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:43 PM   #30
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Looks awesome, especially when the outside stitches are close together.

Thinking about doing this and learned that the outside stitching is probably called a "backstitch." Since it was unclear in the photos, here are alternate views for those thinking about doing this:

going from right to left:


going from left to right:
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:51 AM   #31
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Looks awesome, especially when the outside stitches are close together.

Thinking about doing this and learned that the outside stitching is probably called a "backstitch." Since it was unclear in the photos, here are alternate views for those thinking about doing this:

going from right to left:


going from left to right:
Good pics. It's kind of hard to explain how to stitch the pattern the right way so any extra pics help!
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:44 PM   #32
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Are there machines that do this automatically?
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:01 AM   #33
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My new threads came so I redid the stitching of my shift boot to practice until the microsuede comes thursday for the steering wheel. I realized now that I did the tri stitch wrong and did not skip every other thread and tri stitched every single one. Doesnt look bad though. I may replace the shift boot altogether when my 3 years of microsuede comes thursday.





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Looks great! What kind of thread did you use?
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:25 AM   #35
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Looks great! What kind of thread did you use?
I went to threadart.com and ordered the following part numbers and quantities. As you can see it wasnt expensive at all for the amount of thread I received.

2 Polyester Thread No. 112 - 1000M - (Item # THPOLY112) $3.30
2 Polyester Thread No. 436 - 1000M - (Item # THPOLY436) $3.30
2 Polyester Thread No. 466 - 1000M - (Item # THPOLY466) $3.30

Shipping & Handling (Priority Shipping (3 days)) : $9.95
Total: $19.85


The microsuede (alcanatara) I ordered from the following site for only $8.75 a yard.

http://www.atsacoustics.com/item--Mi...ide--1027.html
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:35 PM   #36
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I did the ebrake today with the correct cross stitch pattern. I dont know but to me my pattern on the shift boot looks batter than the oem pattern on the ebrake. Your opinions welcome.


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Old 06-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #37
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:59 PM   #39
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ScoobySAM, you are winning this thread.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:17 AM   #40
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