Mac's Upholstery is Seattle's leader in automotive upholstery, reupholstering car seats, car seat cushions, custom car upholstery & car seat repairs. 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, Leather Seat Repair & 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 upholster car seats, fix a car seat or replace car seat padding. If you need to repair a leather car seat or replace a leather seat, visit our shop in Ballard or drop us a line.
Why put up with something that doesn't suit your style when you can reupholster a car seat with better fabrics? Even something as simple as upgrading accent colors and car seat foam replacement can create a fresh look. Just recently, we 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.
Original Car Seat Cover
Brown Upholstery Accent
Original Door Panel Insert
Custom Fabric Accent
Cloth Door Panel Insert
Car Leather Seats Installation
Another classy alternative is factory-installed luxury leather seats. But, why pay for an expensive factory upgrade package – which usually includes stuff you don't need -- when all you want is new leather car seats or a leather car seat cover? Our auto interior experts install 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 OEM 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. Being a preferred installer is important because proper installation saves time and money. Fly-by-night installers make mistakes. Some mistakes are repairable, others are not.
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.
Just as important, Gahh seat covers cost less than automotive name brands. You can order one from the company's website, but for the same price plus the cost of installation we'll do the work. We'll make sure the correct seat cover is delivered on time. We'll guarantee that it goes on right.
Protect your car seat upholstery & padding 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 superior quality, durable seat covers. Available in a dozen colors (above), they carry a one year craftsmanship warranty.
Some prefer shepskin to car seat upholstery repair. 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.
Recreational vehicles and campers are part of outdoor life in the Pacific Northwest. While RVs are rarely used as often as family cars, they're subjected to big time wear and tear; fishing gear snags carpets, cushion fabrics tear, upholstery foam gets muddy and compressed. The craftsmen at Mac's Upholstery repair camper cushions, reupholster RV interiors with the latest fabrics and restore recreational vehicle foam padding.
When hunting for an RV upholstery shop, it's important to remember that a recreational vehicle interior is not the same as a car or truck seat. RV upholstery is more like something you'd find in a family room, except it has to be more durable and fit better. Consider the RV upholstery we fabricated below. The owner wanted to replace the out-of-date fabric with something bright and tough. Red Crypton® was a perfect choice.
Original RV Cushion & Cover
Damaged Cushion Foam
Steam-Treating Damaged Foam
Damaged RV Foam Repaired
Measuring Crypton® Fabric For Cushions
Attaching Zipper To Fabric
RV Cushion With Blind Zipper
Reupholstered RV Cushions
Before cutting new fabric for the cushions, we noticed the upholstery foam had gone flat in places. Some shops would toss the old foam and use new stuff. Instead of doing that, we restored the old foam with steam and a few tricks of the trade. As you can see above, the damaged foam turned out good as new.
At this point we'd normally strip the old fabric covers and use them to pattern the new ones. Since the owner wanted to keep the old covers, we had to do everything from scratch. Not a problem – it just took a little longer.
When it was all said and done, the only challenge we faced was designing covers for the cupped surfaces. Fitting fabric neatly over a concave surface is not for the faint of heart. Two of the RV cushions were cupped, but it was nothing our skilled craftsmen couldn't handle.
Car Upholstery Repair & Car Seat Repairs
We excel in all phases of leather car seat repair, car seat upholstery repair and car upholstery repair – from fixing a single panel, to extensive frame work to 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 specialize in leather auto seat repair. We'll explain what needs to be done, then provide a repair estimate. Estimates are always free.
Auto Upholstery Repair
When a car seat goes bad, the worst damage is typically found on the "door side" of the seat cushion; it gets the most wear when somebody scoots in or out.
If a car seat is trashed from top to bottom, we repair the entire seat. But, what's the point of recovering an entire seat when only one section of the bottom cushion is bad? This damaged Chevy seat illustrates why it's always better to call Mac's Upholstery before buying an off-the-rack seat cover or contacting a car dealer.
Torn Car Seat
Seatback Still Good
Replacing Damaged Foam
Car Foam Repair
Auto Upholstery Repair
Auto Seat Repair
With damage limited to the driver's side deck, we dismantled this seat and went to work on the cushion. If the owner had called us at the first sign of trouble, we could have salvaged the padding beneath the fabric. Unfortunately, this seat cushion was so shredded we had to replace a large section with Rebond. Rebond is a durable foam manufactured from recycled foam and scraps.
After the car seat foam replacement, we fabricated a new cover using a heavy-duty, low cost fabric we keep in stock. We could have matched the original fabric, but the budget conscious owner was happy with an approximate match. As you can see, the seat repair turned out great. There's a good chance this repair will last longer than the original seat cover.
Vintage Ford Fairlane Auto Seat Repair
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
Auto Seat Repair
Vinyl Upholstery Repair
Auto Upholstery Repair
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.
Car Interior Repair
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 leather section-by-section. Not only is custom leather car seat repair more environmentally friendly than installing 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.
Restoring 1966 Airstream Interior
Mac's Upholstery recently enjoyed the rare opportunity of restoring the interior of a vintage 1966 Aistream Trailer. The snapshots in the first row were taken before the restoration. The pictures below were taken after we fabricated and installed the new padding, upholstery and curtains. What a difference!
Bench Seating Before Restoration
Airstream Bed Before Restoration
Tattered RV Curtains
New Airstream Curtains
Lively Accent Pillows
Reupholstered Airstream Trailer
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
Car Seat Upholstery
Car Leather Seat Cover
Leather For Car Seats
Having a car dealer install car seat upholstery 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 Upholstery Repair
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).