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A 100-Year-Old Seat

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By Rob Harvey

Marketing Manager - Bridge Classic Cars

Lydia has upholstered the base seat of our 1905 Riley 9HP.

She used a 2-inch foam for the base to provide a firm seat so that the driver doesn’t slip out of the seat. She then placed a layer of horse hair on top to give it the correct finished look and feel. This is a tightly woven material which has been needled into hessian sheets.

After this, Lydia cut the face fabric and piping and sewed these together. She used a period-correct paper piping. Then was the border which was made in 2 pieces, and sewed onto the seat face.

Lydia chose to do a border all around so that the seat would have a plump look.

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