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Old 01-08-2009, 04:09 AM   #1
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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?
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P.S. - And yes I realize they aren't perfectly matched - I'd take a bit more time to match up the one I put on my car as well as matching the driver and passenger seats.

P.P.S - I may be willing to do something similar for others in the south central area for a nominal charge, depends on how much time I have after the car comes out.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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i like it, i plan on doing something with my car headrests once i get it, just not sure what im doing yet cause of the shape being a little different then normal.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:14 PM   #3
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ya know thats sweet. to bad GM didnt think of that for the V6
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IDK, I'm gonna give you my honest answer so here it goes...

I hate it, I'm trying to imagine it on the head rest and I just don't think I like it.

Not trying to be mean, just telling you my first impression.
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Did you do that by machine, or by hand?
If you did it by machine...I'd be willing to make up a simple, clear digital image you could use...
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:13 PM   #6
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Did you do that by machine, or by hand?
If you did it by machine...I'd be willing to make up a simple, clear digital image you could use...
By hand. I'd do it by machine but I can't think of a way to get the cloth off the headrest and back on without it being visible that I did it.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:43 AM   #7
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hmmm.....

...What if I still did it, and you printed it out as a pattern, or stencil? You could embroider through it, and then tear it off when you're done. It should result in a perfect duplication of that "C"
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:31 AM   #8
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hmmm.....

...What if I still did it, and you printed it out as a pattern, or stencil? You could embroider through it, and then tear it off when you're done. It should result in a perfect duplication of that "C"
This might actually work - I'd need the pattern to be about 8 inches tall.

Right now I've been drawing it on with chalk, embroidering over, and then washing it after.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:07 PM   #9
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Hi! Thought I would throw this out...

You could take the headrests to an upholstry shop where they could unstitch them for you and you could work on the flat pieces of material. Then take your finished work back to them and have them restich the headrest.
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Hi! Thought I would throw this out...

You could take the headrests to an upholstry shop where they could unstitch them for you and you could work on the flat pieces of material. Then take your finished work back to them and have them restich the headrest.
WAY more than I'll be able to afford.

I'm barely going to be able to get the car, much less pay somebody to do upholstery work on it for me.
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I like the C but I would rather have the more modern block CAMARO letters.
The C would be cool on a 2nd or 3rd gen
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I like the C but I would rather have the more modern block CAMARO letters.
The C would be cool on a 2nd or 3rd gen
I've actually kinda been thinking the same thing about it lately.

Was debating on doing this -



but just the outlines in all black.

I'm really open to anything at the moment. As long as its distinctly camaro/chevy related. Also going back and forth on using LT.

But anything too blocky becomes instantly more difficult because you get to a point where a single line no longer works, and you have to start filling in space.
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I've actually kinda been thinking the same thing about it lately.

Was debating on doing this -



but just the outlines in all black.

I'm really open to anything at the moment. As long as its distinctly camaro/chevy related. Also going back and forth on using LT.

But anything too blocky becomes instantly more difficult because you get to a point where a single line no longer works, and you have to start filling in space.
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If you're thinking of LT and like the old school stuff how about you try something like this.
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:33 AM   #14
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If you're thinking of LT and like the old school stuff how about you try something like this.
Maybe...

What if I stacked the two letters on top of each other... Like

L
T

and just stretched them out sideways a little. I think they would fit the shape of the headrest better that way...

I'll give it a whirl.
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If you're gonna do that...how about stylizing it a little?

Something like this:

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Old 01-14-2009, 10:28 AM   #16
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How about an RS on one of them?
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:10 PM   #17
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How about an RS on one of them?
Why? I'm not ordering the RS package.
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Why? I'm not ordering the RS package.
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Because I am..........if I get a 2LT.......but I have been talking to the wife and I'm thinking about bumping it up to a 2SS RS IOM with auto and polished wheels. That will run be close to $37-38K including taxes, title and tags. I plan on putting at least $3500 to $4500 down and may end up with a 72 month pay plan that will cost me a little over $500 a month up to around $650 worst case..........at 4-5% but I haven't gone to bank/credit union to get any rates so I'm working my butt off to make this happen. Gas wise and insurance wise I would be beter off with a fully loaded 2LT RS but if they are going to stop building with the rearend platform I may go ahead and get this one. At least that is the excuse I have given my wife to do an upgrade. Heck she is already wanting to add a car cover. She is on board with whatever I want to do but you just don't go out and get a 2SS RS everyday. A lot of people can only dream about it but I don't want it taken away from me and will work 2-3 jobs if needeed. I'm just fortunate to have a job and thankful I can make a choose but that doesn't make it any easier. You also have to consider getting premium gas and if gas goes back up to $4-5 a gallon that wouldn't be the worst thing that ever happened to me but I wouldn't like it either.
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Because I am..........if I get a 2LT.......but I have been talking to the wife and I'm thinking about bumping it up to a 2SS RS IOM with auto and polished wheels. That will run be close to $37-38K including taxes, title and tags. I plan on putting at least $3500 to $4500 down and may end up with a 72 month pay plan that will cost me a little over $500 a month up to around $650 worst case..........at 4-5% but I haven't gone to bank/credit union to get any rates so I'm working my butt off to make this happen. Gas wise and insurance wise I would be beter off with a fully loaded 2LT RS but if they are going to stop building with the rearend platform I may go ahead and get this one. At least that is the excuse I have given my wife to do an upgrade. Heck she is already wanting to add a car cover. She is on board with whatever I want to do but you just don't go out and get a 2SS RS everyday. A lot of people can only dream about it but I don't want it taken away from me and will work 2-3 jobs if needeed. I'm just fortunate to have a job and thankful I can make a choose but that doesn't make it any easier. You also have to consider getting premium gas and if gas goes back up to $4-5 a gallon that wouldn't be the worst thing that ever happened to me but I wouldn't like it either.
Ah. Well, it would certainly be possible to embroider the RS on a headrest, but I can say it would look a lot different than the factory SS embroidery - hand embroidery and machine embroidery will always look different. Its just a different style of stitching.
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If you're gonna do that...how about stylizing it a little?

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hey dragon... do that same thing only with a larger "C" enveloping them (possibly in a different color)
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What do you guys think of just doing something along the Xanthos theme?

I was thinking of just an uppercase Xi (X).



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that picture is messing with me haha^^

I really like the idea of putting the chevy bowtie on there and in small stitching underneath the word "camaro". it may be hard but i think would look KILLER

the contrast of the chevy bowtie gold on a black headrest... MMMM me likey
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If you're gonna do that...how about stylizing it a little?

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That one would be fine for the LT IMHO
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Custom Embroidery on T Shirts

Customized T Shirts give you the unique identity of being part of a team, camp, organization, golf club, sports team, common social cause and so on. Your face is not the only identity as you put on your T Shirts, Caps and Jerseys. This identity is indeed important for an organization that wants to promote itself through effective merchandise.

Embroidering Customized and self-designed logos is the perfect form of brand management for an organization. The term customized means to embroider the logos and designs that are predesigned or predetermined on your T Shirts for promotional or identification purposes. It depends upon the preferences of the organization to embroider their designs on the front, back or the breast pocket of their T Shirts.

These customized designs and logos may be designed by yourself, an external organization or the company where you wish to have your T Shirts embroidered. Most of the times, companies that embroider your T Shirts have their own team of designers and artists who can create unique logos or designs for you. Custom embroidery on T Shirts lets others gain a comprehensive understanding of your organization at the very first look.

Custom Embroidery is the best form of merchandising even if it may be worn by a set number of people who are part of the particular organization. Furthermore, custom embroidery is a way of expressing your overall personality and is equally stylish enough provided you choose the best stunning designs.



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hmmm.....

...What if I still did it, and you printed it out as a pattern, or stencil? You could embroider through it, and then tear it off when you're done. It should result in a perfect duplication of that "C"
This is actually the "old fashioned way" you do embroidery..atleast before they came out with those cool sewing machines with CPU's in them.
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