How to Customize Car Seat Covers

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How to Customize Car Seat Covers
Add personality to your car with custom car seat covers. (inside of car image by Christopher Nolan from

Add personality to your car with customised car seat covers. Purchasing basic car seat covers in the colours of your choice is easy and inexpensive. Decide on the look for your car and choose a method of customising the seat covers to match your personal style. Make your car stand out with car seat covers that can't be found anywhere else.

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Things you need

  • Car seat covers
  • Fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Dye
  • Rubber bands

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    Add your name, initials or nickname to your car seat covers at a custom embroidery emporium. This service is offered at many printing and custom T-shirt companies. They often use digital machines allowing you to choose from an array of fonts.

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    Purchase car seat covers before taking them to the embroidery shop. Choosing neutral coloured seat covers such as black, white, grey or brown will allow you to easily add personality to them with brightly coloured thread. For example, turquoise, red, purple or orange all go perfectly with black.

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    Create a detailed description sheet of your order, including the words you want embroidered, font and thread colour, as well as where you want the embroidered design placed on your car seat covers. It will take from two to six weeks for delivery.

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    Customise your seat covers with your favourite sports team logo, children's cartoon character or images of flowers. Start by going to your local fabric shop to find fabric with images that you like.

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    Choose images that are large and easy to cut out. While at the fabric store, buy matching thread and iron-on interfacing. Cut the images out of your fabric along with the interfacing.

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    Locate where you want the image to go on your car seat and iron it on using the fabric and interfacing you cut out in Step 2. Make sure to use the correct heat setting on your iron. You may want to use a piece of fabric between the iron and seat cover to prevent any melting of synthetic material.

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    Finish your applique by sewing the edges of your image onto the seat cover.

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    Use tie dye for a cheap, whimsical and easy to create seat cover. Purchase white seat covers, along with large rubber bands and dye in four to six of your favourite colours.

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    Use the rubber bands to section off large and small areas of your seat covers where the designs will be created.

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    Place each colour of dye in a large bucket, following the package instructions. Begin dipping each section of your seat covers into your choice of dye until the seat covers are saturated.

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    Repeat for darker colours. Once your seat covers are completely dyed, rinse with water, remove rubber bands and let dry. Machine wash before use.

Tips and warnings

  • Choose natural fibres such as cotton for richer colours when dyeing.
  • Use gloves when handling dye.

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