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    thanks m8 its the same material thats used on the leather sofas it is that immitation leather stuff lol but if you do use your old seat covers as you unstich them you will see little "v"'s cut in your old cloth make sure that you copy those to as it helps to get the patern all i did was placed the faux leather face down as its got a cotton type backing and laid my old cloth seats face down on top and drawed round them but the little "v"s are there to help the shape especialy the corners i have just finished some bench seats for my m8s mini bus to
    forgot to mention where i had the material from i got the black from dunelm mill as i was going to do all black but changed my mind lol the cream you can get from the same place but i got mine from a shop called the hole in the wall but you should be able to get it from any fabric shop to, it only took me 2 nights to do them to as threw the day im on school runs lol 3 times a day
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    thats pretty quick! i thought it would take longer than that!...i might seriously giv it a go, thanks for the help and info on the little v's, how hard was it to remove the old cloth from your seats?...it seems pretty well in the sides to me lol!!...you have to completly remove the seats out of the car im guessing?
     
     

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    hi i should imagine the seats are near enought the same i had to buy new clips for the front seat bases as when you pull them off they snap. both front seats if you lift them forwards at the bottom there are 2 screws each side, remove the seat lift clips at the gently prise off with a flat screw driver slide out the headrests and lift the back cover of the seats and unclip the material fold it forwards once loose and you will see little round steal clips crimped togther use long nose plires and they twist open but also remember what bars went where as they have to be sewed on to the back seat base has loads of the round clips and the backrests clip over into a metal frame round the seat and theres round slips and bars in there to
     
     

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    just got a quote from a trimmers place near me.....£1200 :-o i think i might giv it a pop myself haha!!!! or maybe look into buying new seats or some other alternative!....looking at recovering them myself the only thing thats baffling me are the head rests.....how do you finish them? seems you finish them when there like on? is that correct!
     
     

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    hi m8 with the head rests if you turn them up side dow you can see where they clip in use flat blade screw driver to pop them open take them off and turn them inside out also stich them inside out to they are easyer than they look tbh
     
     

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    This looks brilliant. I think I may try this myself
     
     

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