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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:09 pm 
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I bought a new one piece drivers suit and need patches and arm restraints sewn on. Does anyone know a good qualified seamstress who can do this? Do you have to use fireproof thread?
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I would think a local tailor would be able to do this......or know where to point you if they can’t. Also try your dry cleaner....they might know where to go....they probably have customers ac]sking for alterations all the time. Do a search for seamstresses.

As for the thread......my wife sewed my patches on with plain old 100% cotton thread...it won’t melt/burn like polyester will.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:39 pm 
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kevin leigh wrote:
I bought a new one piece drivers suit and need patches and arm restraints sewn on. Does anyone know a good qualified seamstress who can do this? Do you have to use fireproof thread?
Thanks, Kevin


Kevin

If you want to make sure call Bob Clark at Pegasus Racing as they have nomex thread and with that most any local seamstress can do it for you, maybe check a dry cleaner local to you.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:34 am 
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Kevin those are good questions. I used to do a lot of embroidery on race suits. One of my kids wanted me to do a lot of logos and really do a suit up the right way since that is what I do. I started thinking about the process and how many tens of thousands of stitches go into just one small logo. Those are tiny little holes in your suit. Any thread other than Nomex and I have just compromised the integrity of the suit. I quit doing them. I won't even do simple names or put on patches. I am getting old and look at stuff differently. The object of the suit is safety. Kind of like the stories from the old days where roll bars were made out of exhaust tubing. It was there and looked good and may have not broken any rules of the day but was totally worthless for what it was designed for. If you make enough calls you will probably find someone to do it because they just don't know any different. To my knowledge it doesn't say in the rule books "patches-logos-any additions to" a race suit must meet blah blah whatever fireproof standards and use "x" thread. So with that said the call on what "you" choose to do with your suit is entirely up to you. Call around to local embroidery shops. I don't know of any of my fellow embroiderers that are racers and would know this stuff. So nobody but me would probably say no.


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Stand 21, OMP, Sparco, Alpinestar, Puma, Momo all do embroidery.


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