Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
JUICEDMOTORSPORTS
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions

Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions External and Internal cosmetics modifications.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-08-2009, 05:17 AM   #1
Xanthos
Almost-Original Postwhore
 
Xanthos's Avatar
 
Drives: Stick
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 12,658
Custom V6 headrest embroidery idea.

So, I plan on embroidering my own headrests with this C logo.



I practiced by putting it on a very tightly wrapped pillow form, to simulate the headrest (because I won't be able to take the cloth off it). It came out like this.



What do you all think of it?
- Xanthos
__________________
Xanthos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 05:38 AM   #2
Never2LowChevy
Banned
 
Drives: bagged 4 door dually on 22s
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Nederland Tx
Posts: 369
keep practicing....
Never2LowChevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 05:48 AM   #3
Xanthos
Almost-Original Postwhore
 
Xanthos's Avatar
 
Drives: Stick
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 12,658
Its a Heavy Chain Stitch. Looks much better in person, than taken with my cell phone camera. You cant see the stitching on this low res - it just looks blurry. I'll take a better picture when I can.
- Xanthos
__________________
Xanthos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 05:59 AM   #4
Mindz
E.B.A.H.
 
Mindz's Avatar
 
Drives: you wild...
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: In the happy padded room wearing a jacket that makes me hug myself...
Posts: 18,235
Looks pretty good. I would suggest making the top loop skinnier ) so it extends to the middle of the lower curl and you'll have it. Pretty nifty!
__________________
Blue Rush, 2010 SS [Car of the Week 3/22/2010] Traded in on...ZLZBUBB, 2013 ZL1
Mindz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 06:18 AM   #5
Xanthos
Almost-Original Postwhore
 
Xanthos's Avatar
 
Drives: Stick
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 12,658
I thought the same thing. I'll spend more time matching the emblem to the headrest - on this one I was more practicing the stitch and the curves, and figuring out a good way to anchor the threads when I stopped and started a new thread (had to start like 8 threads for that piece... what a PITA) without being able to access the back of the piece. A lot of the lumps in the line come from where it unraveled and I just salvaged what I could.

But for 15 bucks for all the materials, I don't think it'll be a bad investment. Unless I jack up a headrest.
- Xanthos
__________________
Xanthos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 07:03 AM   #6
SScattergunSS
~ Love or Lust ~
 
SScattergunSS's Avatar
 
Drives: R6P 1SS/RS BLK/L99
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: With My CynAgain
Posts: 26,200
XanthosV6, Honestly, I didn't like your chances, but that wasn't bad for a first attempt. Keep practicing because the last thing you want to do is screw up your brand new car's headrest, or do it cockeyed. Also, since you're not ready to pull the trigger on a 2010 just yet, think about whether there might be something else you'd want to put on there other than a "C". Good luck...!
__________________
~ Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto, "In God is our trust." And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave ~ Francis Scott Key ~
SScattergunSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 07:05 AM   #7
Xanthos
Almost-Original Postwhore
 
Xanthos's Avatar
 
Drives: Stick
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 12,658
I actually really like the C - although I have been debating that topic in the back of my mind. If I see something I like better, I'll go with that.
- Xanthos

P.S. - One of the things I've been toying with is some sort of V6 logo. I expect my V6 will be as fast as any stock V8 pony car when I'm done with it (other than the camaro itself - though thats my target) and I'm quite proud of being able to do that with a V6. I was thinking something like the old Z/28 badge, except V6...
Attached Images
 
__________________

Last edited by Xanthos; 01-08-2009 at 07:15 AM.
Xanthos is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Custom V6 headrest embroidery idea. Xanthos USA - Southcentral 27 09-15-2011 08:31 AM
SS stiching in headrest rlg3 Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions 8 08-05-2009 08:01 AM
The Official Thread about Custom Paint! pinkcamaro10 Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions 30 03-28-2009 08:17 PM
Who's going Custom The_Beast_ Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions 46 10-10-2008 10:47 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.