How to Make and Upholster New Door Cards

with Ed Hughes
How to Make and Upholster Brand New Door Cards


What your course includes:

  • One in-depth video class
  • On-demand video – access any time
  • Pay once, view anywhere on any device
  • Bonus material included

Ed demonstrates a simple upholstery project and demonstrates how to make and upholster a set of door cards from scratch. Over time door cards can get warped and water damaged, so fitting a new set is a simple way to make your car’s interior look great. Ed shares his tips on choosing the right types of material to use to make the door cards, the tools required and how to prepare a set of bare door cards. To sew a design into the upholstery isn’t difficult, and Ed shows you how to create a decorative stitching effect. Finally he shows you how to attach the new facings to the door cards and how to fit the card into the car door to achieve a neat and tidy finish.

What will you learn?

  • How to make the board and the right materials to use
  • Covering the board in padding and vinyl
  • How to create a decorative stitching effect on the facing
  • Attaching the facing to the door cards
  • How to fit the door cards to your car

Learn at your own pace

Naturally, what you take away from these videos is entirely your choice. You work at your own pace and in your own way. We try to be as clear as possible in our instruction, but we don’t expect you to nail every technique on first viewing. With Skill Shack you can stop, start and go back at any point in each class.

Ed Hughes

Ed spent almost twenty years teaching Wood- and Metalwork, Science, Electronics and Mathematics in secondary schools while running an increasingly large fleet of obscure, Eastern Bloc cars. Those educational skills - plus years of scientific analysis of everyday motoring annoyances - mean that he has the ability to explain things well, guiding the hobby mechanic through complex tasks while identifying the possible pitfalls along the way.

Bonus Materials Included

  • Re-trim Your Door Cards
  • Wooden Trim