Mac's Upholstery is Seattle's leader in automotive upholstery, reupholstering car seats, car seat cushions, custom car upholstery & car seat repair. We install leather seats, repair luxury leather car seats, replace seat foam and repair seat frames. We also rebuild seats, install adjustable lumbar supports, repair or replace automotive carpets, auto floor mats, seat belts, armrests and panels.
Auto Upholstery Seattle, Car Seat Repair & New Car Seat Foam Padding
"You did a superb job on our old Impreza WRX wagon. Soundproofed and new leather seat covers. A trusty and fun old car now feels a lot better than it did when it was new. Seats are way more comfortable. It feels more solidly built, as well as way quieter. Drives like a WRX, rides like a Mercedes." — James M.
Call Mac's Upholstery to fix a car seat, upholster car seats, replace car seat padding or reupholster a car seat. If you need to repair a leather car seat or replace a leather seat, visit our shop in Ballard or drop us a line.
Mac's is number one in cloth, vinyl and leather auto interiors. We repair and replace headliners, carpet sets for cars, floor mats, truck seats and car seats. We also install faux leather car seat covers, seat heaters and adjustable lumbar supports. The automotive upholstery experts and car seat upholsterers at Mac's are Seattle's interior car design and leather car seat specialists.
Custom Car Seats, Leather Kits For Cars & SUVs
Why put up with a car interior that doesn't suit your style? Even something as simple as upgrading accent colors and car seat padding can create a fresh look. We recently replaced the accent fabric inside a Cadillac with a durable, stylish blue plaid (below). As you can see, the new plaid complements the interior much better than the original brown leather.
Original Car Seat Cover
Leather Upholstery Accent
Leather Door Panel Insert
Custom Car Seat Cover
Custom Fabric Accent
Cloth Door Panel Insert
Car Leather Seats Installation
Nothing says luxury like a leather car interior. Why pay thousands of dollars for a bloated factory upgrade package when all you want is new leather car seats or a leather car seat cover? Mac's Upholstery installs custom leather upholstery for your car, van or recreational vehicle. Get the look and feel of a factory leather interior at a fraction of the cost. Our standard car leather kits match manufacturer designs. You can also customize colors, stitching patterns and other design elements.
A snug fit is especially important because when seat covers are properly sized, they protect the original upholstery and extend the lifespan of the seat. A vehicle with spotless upholstery retains its value far better than a car with a trashed interior. Quality seat covers easily pay for themselves by boosting a vehicle's value on the resale market.
Mac's Upholstery installs seat covers and automotive interior kits from all the leading manufacturers, including: World Upholstery & Trim, Acme Headliners, Sierra Auto Tops, Moss Motors, PUI Upholstery, Auto Custom Carpets, Roadwire, Katzkin, Gahh, Robbins, Ruff Tuff and Distinctive Industries. We're a preferred installer for all the top manufacturers. Training is important because proper installation saves time and money. Fly-by-night installers often make countless mistakes, as you can see in the snapshot (below right). Some mistakes are repairable, others are not.
Car Seat Repair
We excel in all phases of leather car seat restoration and seat repair from fixing a single panel, to installing a leather seat cover, to extensive frame work or car seat foam repair. Do you have a tear in a leather car seat, cracked leather car seats or need to refurbish leather car seats? Do you have a ripped car seat or a cigarette burn? Bring your vehicle to Mac's; we'll explain what needs to be done, then provide a repair estimate. Estimates are always free.
Some auto seat covers are designed to stand out from the crowd. Katzkin® and Ruff Tuff®, for example, specialize in distinctive, customize-designed seat covers.
Gahh Automotive is the expert in "original look" car seat covers. They manufacture auto seat covers to strict OEM specifications. Not only do their covers look like the original ones, they carefully match fabrics, colors and styles.
Best of all, Gahh seat covers often cost half as much as brand name covers. You can order one from the company's website, but for the same price we'll do the work. We'll make sure the correct seat cover is delivered on time. Installation is extra.
Protect your car & truck seats with plush, genuine sheepskin seat covers. They keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Mac's sells both tailor-made and universal-fit sheepskin seat covers. They fit like a glove and provide years of comfort.
Our tailor-made Merino sheepskin seat covers are manufactured to fit specific cars. Chances are we stock a seat cover for the year, make and model of your vehicle. They're the highest quality, most durable seat covers available. Available in a dozen colors (above), they carry a one year craftsmanship warranty. Sheepskin covers are also great for motorcyles, golf carts, airplanes and more.
The finest quality handcrafted Australian sheepskin seat covers available in five sizes and thirteen colors. They fit snugly over most bucket seats. They securely fasten to the seat with 6-8 hidden straps. One year warranty.
Plush Australian sheepskin covers the seat and backrest with matching stretch-fleece over the full back and sides. They're available in deluxe highback and deluxe lowback sizes to fit most bucket seats. Available in thirteen colors.
Mosaic pattern, ¼ to ¾ thick genuine imported sheepskin covers the seat and backrest with matching stretch-fleece over the back and sides. Available in both highback and lowback styles. One year warranty.
Genuine sheepskin covers the seat and backrest with matching, stretch-fleece over full back and sides. Available in both highback and lowback styles. These come in thirteen colors and carry a one year warranty.
Restoring Vintage Ford Fairlane Seats
Restoring seats from a vintage car or truck is the true test for an automotive upholstery shop. In most cases, seats from an old car are hopelessly trashed — covers torn, springs snapped and padding infused with a moldy stench that would scare off Pepé Le Pew. When a bench seat from a '65 Fairlane was brought into our shop we had our hands full.
1965 Ford Fairlane
Trashed Fairlane Seats
Bad Foam, Springs & Padding
New Foam, Springs & Padding
Attention To Detail
Aside from the frame and most of the suspension coils, there wasn't much worth saving. We repaired what we could and tossed the rest. After stripping the cover, underlayment, padding and webbing, we rebuilt the seat from scratch. It was important to maintain the original size and appearance, but there was no reason we couldn't improve the materials. Today's polyurethane padding and vinyl are far better than what was used back in 1965 when the car was manufactured.
As you can see, the bench seat turned out great. You'd have a hard time distinguishing between the restored seat and the original one that rolled off the assembly line more than half a century ago.
Inflatable Lumbar Supports
Chronic lower back pain is a problem for millions. The American Chiropractic Association estimates something like 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain. Federally mandated auto safety requirements may be making things worse. Car makers are now required to position head restraints closer to the occupant. Many find the new design so uncomfortable they tip their seat back, which further stresses the lower back.
If you suffer lower back pain when driving, our adjustable lumbar support can help.
Manually Inflatable Lumber Support Pad
Inflatable Bladder Fastened To Seatback
Bladder Hidden Under Seat Cover
Hand Pump Easily Inflates Bladder
Seats Installed With Lumber Support
Easily Accessible Hand Pump
You could spend hundreds of dollars on an electronic lumbar support system, but we think there's a better way. This simple, manually inflatable lumbar pad is inexpensive and reliable. Installed under the seat cover, the heavy-duty polypropylene bladder is inflated using a simple hand pump. Even fully dilated, the lumbar pad is all but invisible. Best of all, adjusting the pad for maximum comfort is as easy as squeezing a rubber ball.
We've seen plenty of dog damage over the years, but this one takes the cake. It's possible that Cujo didn't appreciate being locked inside the car, but we're betting it simply mistook the back seat as a chew toy. A really expensive chew toy. Can you imagine the owner's expression when he saw this?
Leather Car Seat Repair
Repair Car Seat Leather
Door Panel Repaired
Needless to say, repairing this Audi A4 required more than an OEM seat cover. We had to rebuild sections of the back bench seat, armrest and side panel. Instead of ordering and installing an expensive new cover, we replaced the damaged vinyl section-by-section. Not only is this sort of custom seat repair more environmentally friendly than a brand new cover, it's significantly less expensive. In fact, the owner could buy a ton of real chew toys with the money we saved him.
Escape From Ordinary Interiors
Most new cars and SUVs are equipped with factory-installed cloth seat covers. They may be adequate for a while. But, even the most durable synthetic material used to manufacture automotive seats will lose its luster in no time -- especially if you've got kids or dogs.
This Ford Escape is only a couple of years old and already the seats are stained and worn. Instead of installing replacement cloth covers -- yawn -- the owners chose to upgrade to the luxury, comfort and durability of leather seats.
Old Cloth Seats
Katzkin Style & Color Choices
New Leather Seat Covers
Car Leather Seat Cover
Leather For Car Seats
Having a car dealer install new leather seats can be expensive. Not only does Mac's charge substantially less, our experienced installers are the best in town. Keep in mind that experienced installers make a big difference; if your leather seat covers are not properly installed they'll wrinkle and warp.
We also offer the wide range of styles and colors available through Katzkin Leather, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket seat covers. Click here to check out all the exciting styles and colors available for your vehicle!
A SAAB Story
Almost every car has cosmetic quirks. For example, SAAB owners complain that door and speaker panel inserts manufactured during the eighties and nineties frequently unravel after a few years. Do-it-yourself fixes may last for a while, but the inserts are certain to unravel again unless the job is done properly. Some owners bring us their SAABs strictly to restore the side panel inserts. Others, such as the owner of this model 900 convertible, repair the inserts when they install a new top.
Panel Inserts Unraveling
Wrinkled Speaker Inserts
Worn Door Panel
Tattered Convertible Top
Old Top Removed
Attaching New Rear Curtain
New Convertible Top
Ebony Suede Fabric
New Side & Speaker Inserts
It's easy to match the original fabric used by the manufacturer, but owners often chose a more stylish alternative. In this case, we substitute a rich, ebony suede for the original tan fabric. Some interior surfaces are slightly cupped, which makes attaching the fabric a bit more challenging. Not only are these inserts flat, removing them from the side panel is relatively easy.
Because the reupholstery process is straightforward and because the car is already in the shop for other work, the customer saves money.
1963 Bonneville Custom Interior & Car Seat Replacement
The auto upholstery experts at Mac's Upholstery can turn a "junkyard car" into a collector's gem. This is what a 1963 Bonneville Convertible looked like before we went to work and after we finished (bottom picture).