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Old 08-13-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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DIY leather stitching!

So I started my first modification the other day! I decided to dye the leather stitching from white to blue! After seeing a few other threads from people who had done it before, I decided that it seemed easy enough, and that I would give it a shot. It was super easy, but extremely time consuming and tedious. I started doing mine on August 9th, and I finished on August 11th, it probably took me a total of 7.5 hours (and about 2-3 of those hours was with the help of my sister). It probably took me longer, because I wanted it to look perfect, but no matter what, this is a time consuming DIY.

I bought blue fabric dye pens, and they worked great! They dyed the stitching perfect, but they didn't dye the fabric at all, so the pens where perfect. to do this all you do is buy fabric dye pens (I've heard of people doing this with paint, but I thought that was too risky). Then make sure you have paper towels or wash cloths on hand, and then you draw over the stitching small sections at a time, then you wipe off the excess ink off the leather. Getting ink on the leather is almost inevitable, but as long as you wipe it off it will be fine. You just do this section by section and after a while it will be finished! After I was done, I went through and cleaned my seats with leather cleaner, and the ink stayed on fine! But here are some pictures of my car after I dyed the stitching!
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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Some more pictures (for some reason I wasn't able to upload them all at once)
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:12 AM   #3
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Looks really good! I did my SS on the head rests awhile ago but never pusted up pic's so here is some to maybe help others get some ideas

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:28 AM   #4
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Looks really good! I did my SS on the head rests awhile ago but never pusted up pic's so here is some to maybe help others get some ideas

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:36 AM   #5
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that came out great, i might do this to mine now lol
what store did you get your fabric pens from? im guessing like a Michaels arts and crafts maybe?
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:50 AM   #6
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looks good very good
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:55 AM   #7
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that came out great, i might do this to mine now lol
what store did you get your fabric pens from? im guessing like a Michaels arts and crafts maybe?
Yeah, michaels will most likely have them. I got mine from hobby lobby, which is a store very similar to michaels, and they where about $7 for 3 pens
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:41 PM   #8
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Looks good. Definitely catches the eye...
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #9
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I wonder if black stitching can be dyed the stone/white color in the black interior Camaro's ??
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:04 PM   #10
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I wonder if black stitching can be dyed the stone/white color in the black interior Camaro's ??
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I am not sure. You could always try it on a very small section in a place that isn't very visible on your car to see if it works.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:48 PM   #11
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I'm curious how these will hold up in years to come, especially if the car sits in the sun... I'd be afraid to do it to mine.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #12
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I'm curious how these will hold up in years to come, especially if the car sits in the sun... I'd be afraid to do it to mine.
Yeah I am curious too. Mine sits in the sun (unfortunately my dads car has dibs on the garage). I got my LT used and so the interior isn't like new and so I would like to replace the leather seats in the next 3-5 years anyways and so I thought that I had nothing to lose since I want to eventually replace them. But based on what i have seen from other Camaro owners, I think all I have to worry about is some fading, and that isn't an issue since I can always reapply
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