So I live in AZ where its always sunny and you wish it wasn’t. I also ride a motorcycle daily and there aren’t many covered parking spaces so the seat eventually dried out and cracked and broke apart.
I decided to make a new seat cover from real leather instead of the cheap vinyl cover that was the original factory model. Here are some photos of the finished project. I didn’t take many of the actual making of.
Also want to mention this is my first leather project ever. This is the finished back rest after I did everything. Very happy with how it turned out. There are a few things I would do differently on my next leather project though.
This will be mentioned more in part 2 when it is finished and will have more photos. This is a template for the main seat.
and then a template for the side of said seat.
Here is some of what i would do differently. The holes you see punched were really small compared to the needle being used. I would definitely make these bigger so that I don’t have the problem of breaking needles again. As for thread I think it turned out nicely. That or I would get a leather sewing machine to save time all around.