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A step by step on how to restore an old steering wheel. Items required. 1 x Old steering wheel 1 x long strip of cardboard/card stock 1 x ...
Steering wheel seen better days? You can reupholster the wheel on or off the car. Taking it off makes things a bit easier, but is optional. To remove ...
Snap detail pictures of the stitching before you remove the original cover. Take note as to how the cover is put together. In this case the original cover ...
Your wheel cover should look like this.
Flatten the original wheel cover out. Put it against your cardstock/cardboard. Trace the pattern directly. When you cut the pattern out. Cut on the inside of the traced ...
Use your sewing machine to pre-stitch 4mm from the seam edge. Also connect the ends of the leather pattern with a closed seam.
The new cover should fit pretty snug onto the steering wheel.
Remember those lines you scribed in with your white pencil. Check to see if your pattern fits in those lines. (You shouldn't have to, but trim if necessary.)
Start stitching from the middle spoke so there won't be alignment issues as you stitch your way up to the top.
This is tedious work but it pays off! Almost 1/2 way.
Some close ups.
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