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Scored some faux alligator.

I went shopping and stopped at the fabric shop, scored a yard and a half of really nice faux alligator, and the price was really reasonable.
I just wish I could score a good upholstery sewing machine, my current machine works, but an industrial would make it so much easier.

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But now I have a dilemma, do I pair it with satin black or semi-gloss, or another color. Ugh I hate having an indecisive A.D.D. brain!

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Why not make the whole seat from that?

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Why not make the whole seat from that?
Was thinking about contrast, toying with the idea of diamond quilting the part that covers the rear and sides. Not sure how that would look with the gator.
I have enough material guess I can try it.


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Why not make the whole seat from that?
All right all right, I ended up just doing the whole thing in gator.
I still need to glue and tack it on permanent, it's looking pretty good
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Looks good. It makes a statement.
The more I look at it, the shape of it reminds of an alligators nose and forehead. Now that is pretty cool!

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Looks great. Wish I could sew.
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Wow....that looks awesome!

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Sweet looking seat. Don't see something like that too often.
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Personally, I like the two tone look. I picked up my seat for under $40 at the Goodwill. It's genuine imitation alligator and ostrich! The dark spots are from the rain the night before.

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