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    Spandura Seat Cover

    In searching for a lycra/spandex fabric for my EZ Sport seat, I ran across this heavy duty spandex fabric called Spandura.
    This is what Seattle Fabrics says about it:
    This newly developed lycra combines the durability of Cordura nylon and the stretch of lycra. The result is a hi-tech high performance nylon/lycra knit that works where abrasion resistance and endurance are critical. Makes great riding breaches, rock climbing tights, football and baseball pants!
    Also, in my searching I found Spandura is used to make duffel bags, motorcycle seats and gloves
    I bought it online from Seattle Fabrics for $8.48 for 1/2 yard.
    That was enough material to make 3 seat covers.
    Stretches as much as the original Lycra.
    But it's a firmer stretch.
    The material is a lot thicker than Lycra.
    But not as slippery as the Lycra.
    I don't feel myself slide forward as much.
    Has a very nice soft feel to it.
    And it looks really nice.
    In about an hours time I sewed the string hem around the outer edge.
    It's a little tricky to sew, but using common pins to secure the string hem helps a lot.
    I taped a 3" piece of wire to the string which made it easy to feed the string through the hem.
    So, if you're looking for a new or better seat cover, take a look at Spandura.
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    Senior Member madhouse's Avatar
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    Podunc, Minnesota
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    Thanks for the info. I'm in need of replacing my seat cover!

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