I was tasked with giving this Sager a second life. Some of the original stitching was missing and the top leather shrank.
I removed the rest of the stitching and took the seat apart.
The original wood pan wasn’t in very good condition.
I made a new metal pan. Then replaced the horse hair...
Don’t be scared of this challenge.
Bend the inner metal piece up to about this point. The nose area will be the toughest part.
Then remove the material.
This is how the seat will look.
Get a curved mattress needle for easier stitching.
The question is do you want to do your seat cheap or do it right. The problem with using an old jacket or couch is it’s the wrong type of leather.
Veg tan is the only way to go. I’ve done hundreds of seats so I have some first hand knowledge.
I use 3oz and I wet form it. It’s the only way to...