Like in many other situations there are many different ways to make something. It depends on ideas, materials, and of course available quality of tools and craftmanship. I decided to use expert knowledge of Srdoč upholstery workshop and trow in some of my ideas to hopefully make something really nice.
We started up with putting some glue on 3 mm super hard foam I sourced (which is normally used for shoes) and cutting leather on specified lengths.
After the measurement, Gogo – the upholstery master of Srdoč workshop, started sewing all the pieces together for the outer level. This required really steady hands.
Outer ring all done.
After the outer ring we measured the inner side and saw them together.
And then the fun part – stretching everything over the edge of the console, cutting seams and the excess material, sewing back again… and repeating the procedure until we were satisfied with the work done.
The last thing we made was the last visual seam and then some more stretching, gluing and stapling.
Did I mention that Srdoč upholstery workshop is 250 km from my place, so I had to took the whole freaking console with me on the bus .
The upholstery part of the console is about 95% finished, real automotive leather, no wrinkles, the seam is on some small parts little curvy, but you know what… it’s a natural material, and everything is hand made, so it doesn’t need to be absolutely perfect because all those small imperfections will give warmth and character to the car. I put some more pictures in the gallery, so check it out!