Sewing for Classic Trim: The Basics of Machine Sewing

with Ed Hughes
How to Make Classic Trim - the Basics of Machine Sewing


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

Understanding how to operate a sewing machine for simple automotive projects can save you a great deal of money – you can enhance the appearance of trim and even make new seat covers. In this course, Ed Hughes shows you how to choose a cheap and robust sewing machine; how to set it up and how to get the best out of it so you can use it to give home-made trim a more professional appearance.

What will you learn?

  • How to choose a machine
  • How it works and dealing with thread jams
  • Setting up the machine
  • First run – how to adjust the thread tension to get a stitch that’s identical top and bottom
  • Working with heavier materials

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

  • How to Re-Upholster Your Seats Part 1
  • How to Re-Upholster Your Seats Part 2
  • How to Mend Ripped Upholstery