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post #931 of 1010
Don't think this is true DIY as I am a pro sofa builder, but I'll let you all be the judge.

Here's a pic of my one and only side project made for a friend. Unfortunately it was not all DIY, as I don't know how to sew currently, a fellow furniture builder helped me there. I did design, build and upholster the thing though. The idea I had at the time was to get some 3D "slime" on a a sofa, which turned out pretty interesting and pretty difficult and time consuming. The arms are detachable and ya might notice piping on the back pillows but not on the cushions-Imfigured it'd be too much green. smile.gif

If anyone has upholstery furniture related questions, I'll be happy to chip in. I work in a shop that produces all kinds of pieces.

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post #932 of 1010

for what material?

 

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What's a good quality brand dye you guys recommend?
post #933 of 1010
Cotton I had a khaki bomber and it got a bunch of stains from putting it with some jeans by accident so I might just dye it
post #934 of 1010
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Originally Posted by -JR- View Post

Whoa. This thread....is awesome!

Just stumbled upon it, and I'll case this thing thoroughly, but have any of you guys got a good reliable source for denim by the yard (or perhaps roll)? I have found a few sources online, but nothing truly satisfying.

I'm actually a sofa builder, and near LA-I know there's a fabrics district, I just don't know the lay of the land and the factory I work at doesn't do denim. Been kicking around a side project iidea for a while now.


you might try these.

`premium denim outlet
750 towne LA
213 688 o899

`pacific blue denims
1011 e. 8th st. LA
213 622 1211

pacific charges a fee for less then 100 yds.
dont know about premium.

caution, ask about the denim you choose
if the color will rub off. some denim will do that.
also dont pick a stretch denim its ca bitch to
work witch. and you need a machine that will sew it.
if you need to buy a sewing machine pick a used
industrial machine, household ones are good for
womens hone sewing.
there are several industrial machine dealers in LA.

good luck
alex
post #935 of 1010
I'm planning on DIY'ing an old pair of Old Navy jeans. The fit is sill nice but they got an ink stain so I bleached it and it looks bleh. What I plan on doing is dying it a nice brown for fall/winter with possible black dye splatter or lines, I'm gonna sew the fabric from an old red and black lumberjack shirt to one of the back pockets then wax the whole thing for that expensive look. Thoughts?
post #936 of 1010

Sounds overly complicated for a pair of pants but please do show us the results.

post #937 of 1010
Yo -JR- how's about you do a denim sofa and put a tag on it that says don't wear white clothes while sitting on it icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

actually, seriously, just imaging the fades on a couch, like central fading on the seats, rubbing off the armrests, etc. Make all the coverings removable so they can be washed after a year or two... or am I just nuts? Put raw leather accents like as the trim or arm rest covers etc. Pop that baby into a americana type store like RRL or SelfEdge or whatever
post #938 of 1010
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Originally Posted by coreysyms View Post

Popover. Constructed of a medium weight high thread count Japanese cotton. Old school side tabs make easy on and off. Finished with a white Oxford cloth contrast collar cut 3/16 inch larger than standard, for that "go to hell" look. "Anchor" mother of pearl buttons and reverse stripe flap front chest pocket rounds it out. What do you all think.. PS I'm new here, so be nice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOVE IT !!!  I so wish I had the talent and patience to learn to do such a beautiful job  I bought a shirt made from a guy on the Iron Heart forum (SCHMIDT SHIRT).  It was a red  selvedge 12oz denim shirt.  I personally love anything made custom by the every day guy.  Something about the way it looks...maybe its just that I know it was made just for me that gets me excited.bounce2.gif  If I had ur talent Corey I'd be making an endless supply of Mister Freedom or Post overall style shirts like the Chemise Callico shirt  HINT HINT***

post #939 of 1010
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

you might try these.

`premium denim outlet
750 towne LA
213 688 o899

`pacific blue denims
1011 e. 8th st. LA
213 622 1211

pacific charges a fee for less then 100 yds.
dont know about premium.

caution, ask about the denim you choose
if the color will rub off. some denim will do that.
also dont pick a stretch denim its ca bitch to
work witch. and you need a machine that will sew it.
if you need to buy a sewing machine pick a used
industrial machine, household ones are good for
womens hone sewing.
there are several industrial machine dealers in LA.

good luck
alex

Thanks a ton-especially on the stretch tips. Will report back!
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

Yo -JR- how's about you do a denim sofa and put a tag on it that says don't wear white clothes while sitting on it icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

actually, seriously, just imaging the fades on a couch, like central fading on the seats, rubbing off the armrests, etc. Make all the coverings removable so they can be washed after a year or two... or am I just nuts? Put raw leather accents like as the trim or arm rest covers etc. Pop that baby into a americana type store like RRL or SelfEdge or whatever

Heheh, was actually thinking bout getting a real faded light blue to avoid the bleeding, still up in the air on that little problem. We had a stock denim here at the shop we got on clearance, never had anyone come back with any bleedage problems so might not be that bad.

Shoot! I was trying to figure a way to incorporate some leather into the design! I was thinking buttons, or front panels, but I don't want it to be for simply cosmetic purposes. Denim, leather, and wood-I don't think a more perfect combo can exist. Possibilities are truly endless. Thanks formthe feedback man!
post #940 of 1010
Maybe I'm an asshole, but I kinda think a denim sofa is going to look super Walmart-core
post #941 of 1010
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Originally Posted by fireflygrave View Post

Maybe I'm an asshole, but I kinda think a denim sofa is going to look super Walmart-core

No maybe about it, lol.

Not sure what qualities it takes to attain walmart-core-ness, but I assure you no Chinese sweatshop labor will be involved.
post #942 of 1010
don't know if i can consider this as "awesome" but damn i'm satisfied shog[1].gif





more photos for interested http://the-bigwig.blogspot.com/2013/07/malowanie-farbowanie-butow-camo-moro.html
post #943 of 1010
Um that's pretty awesome.
post #944 of 1010
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Originally Posted by theBigwig View Post

don't know if i can consider this as "awesome" but damn i'm satisfied shog[1].gif



 
 
Awesome idea so yes that can go in here.  I appreciate the tutorial as well

 
post #945 of 1010
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I have to admit I have been wanting the super expensive A1923 sneaks that these look like. Inspired by the way the paint treatment looks on these, I was thinking about doing a similar thing to some chucks to tide me over til I can get my hands on a pair of the A's. I've been thinking about how to approximate the look of the A's (no contrast rubber toe cap) and I was thinking about painting a pair of converse that have a black toecap already, like this:



Imagine those shoes, with the canvas painted and glossed over like Dan's pair. Comparing to this:



I'd also want to try and dye the laces dirty grey/purple.

Thoughts? Good plan? Stupid? $70 for those custom chucks with the dark toecap, vs ~$900 for Augusta's used and nearly $1900 new uhoh.gif

Maybe before I paint them, I could soak them and dry them folded in half to get that upward toe flare?

edit: DanIsThe, what brand of paint and gloss did you use?
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