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scooter seat cover™ design features: a look under, around, & close up.
I've put together this page so that you can see just what goes into each and every scooter seat cover that I make for you. While the most obvious feature is that it gives your scooter a unique look, there is so much more about each cover that you might not ever realize, even if you already have one. So join me in this picture tour under the hood - or seat, as it were - and you'll see that a scooter seat cover is not just another pretty accessory.
One of the more common questions I receive is about how my scooter seat covers attach to the seat. Technically, unlike the original scooter seat vinyl cover, a scooter seat cover isn't actually attached to the seat, since it is designed to be removable rather than stapled on. This removable feature is also what sets it apart from standard upholstery, which replaces the original vinyl or leather. A scooter seat cover doesn't replace your scooter seat's vinyl, it covers it up - much like a slip cover on a sofa or car seat (only better!).
adjustable and removable
Every scooter seat cover has an adjustable elastic under the hood with a pull stop that you use to tighten it and keep it snug on the seat. In my instructions, I suggest that you check this elastic every time you take a ride to make sure that it stays tight and secure. Never ride with a loose scooter seat cover! The adjustable elastic also allows you to remove your cover quickly if you need to, or swap out with another scooter seat cover to match your mood.
improving and upgrading designs
Having made scooter seat covers for quite some time now, and making myself various covers and designs over the years that I've used on a daily basis, I'm always looking for ways to improve the design both aesthetically and from a technical standpoint.
For example, I learned from experience very early on that it's best to place the pull cord off to the side of the seat latch so that it wouldn't get caught when opening and closing the seat. Then, in 2008, I added a loop to the design to keep the adjustable pull cord out of the way to additionally ensure that it doesn't get caught in the seat latch (see above).
From the beginning I've preferred using velboa fabric and other low-nap faux furs in my designs. There are some very beautiful fabrics available, but the main reason I stick with these rugged fabrics is because of their nap (another word for the texture or grain of a fabric). If you put your hand on velboa and run it against the grain, it's like petting a cat backwards - there's resistance. I make sure that every scooter seat cover is cut and sewn with the nap facing backwards, helping to keep the rider in place on the seat. It's not quite like velcro, but if you ride on a velboa cover, you'll see what I mean right away.
A scooter seat cover is more than just a simple "shower cap" slipcover. Every scooter seat cover is made from a precise pattern that I have designed for a particular seat by measuring and fitting to the actual seat. Some cover designs, such as the one for the Honda Metropolitan, have gone through a couple of significant changes to better fit the seat. This fit is crucial, not only so that it looks good, but primarily because a scooter seat cover needs to be form fitting. If a scooter seat cover is loose or misfitting, then the cover could come off or the rider could slide on the seat. This is why I don't use super-stretchy fabrics such as lycra - they are pretty, but move too much when you sit on them.
making the fit
I've designed around specific attributes of individual seats, such as hinge placement, latches, keyholes and hooks that are precise to each model. For example, the Vespa ET and LX each have a front hook. I could just design over it, but why lose a feature just to make my job easier?
Every hole is reinforced to hold up under daily use.
In many cases, I could probably get away with cutting and sewing scooter seat covers without matching patterns or taking great care to pay attention to details. But I have this darn Capricorn creative perfectionist thing going on, so I'm incredibly fussy about how each and every scooter seat cover is cut.
staying cool all over the world
I made my very first scooter seat cover because of how incredibly hot my black vinyl seat would get in the sun. I dusted off my sewing machine and started designing. I found that no matter what the color, a scooter seat cover helps keep a seat cool - that's why my tag line is "keeping scooter seats cool since 2005." Luckily, a scooter seat cover also helps keep it warmer in the cooler months.
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