How to Recover a Motorcycle Seat


New year, new projects. We’re entering 2013 with a great list of projects and how-to advice that we can’t wait to share with you! Starting off right, we have a great new how-to video that features a new fabric option, Mobern’s Allsport 4-Way Stretch Vinyl.

We love this vinyl because it makes patterning around contours and frames so easy! The stretch in the fabric is forgiving when patterning (which is great for beginners) and it provides clean lines and a smooth appearance for professional-looking results. To top it all off, Allsport 4-Way Stretch Vinyl is durable and easy to clean. Allsport is great for car interiors, motorcycle seats, ski lift chairs, snowmobiles, tractor seats, personal watercraft, marine seating, and home office seating.

Watch this video to learn how to use this stretchy vinyl fabric to recover a curvy motorcycle seat. Don’t own a motorcycle? Use the techniques as a starting point for other seat recovery projects. This video will walk you through removing the old cover, patterning the top plates and boxing, sewing the plates and boxing, creating fabric pulls, and stapling and stretching the vinyl.

Mobern’s Allsport 4-Way Stretch Vinyl is available in a variety of colors at

  1. Katerina Precepa said:

    Your videos are getting better I thought this one was very informative. I have learned so much will all the videos. Thanks.

    • Nikki said:

      You’re welcome! We’ll keep them coming! : )

  2. Parke Saffer said:

    Regarding the stretch vinyl video showing how to recover a motorcycle seat… Outstanding video! I’ve wanted to learn how recover a seat for a long time. Now I know!
    Thank you Sailrite,
    Parke Saffer
    Jacksonville, Florida.

  3. Edgardo Soto said:

    I love it great idea.

  4. Wayne Simon said:

    Hi, you folks do a fantastic job on your learning videos and your products, can’t wait until I purchase a boat and buy a sailrite sowing machine and be able to start doing my own projects, keep up the great work and support for your company and have a great day, fair winds.

    Wayne Simon
    Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada

  5. Great video…….Do you have an outlet for your stretch vinyl fabric in the UK?

    • Nikki said:

      Unfortunately, I’m not sure where to point you for stretch vinyl in the UK, but Sailrite does ship internationally, if that’s an option you’re interested in.

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