Basics Of Running A Sewing Machine So You Can Do Your Own Upholstery

Jeremy Bumpus, co-host of Truck Tech, just finished up an awesome job on the interior of the El Camino. But one thing that can stop a DIY interior to a dead stop, is if you’re not familiar with a sewing machine. So Jeremy runs over the basics to show you what you’ll need to know to get upholstery done yourself.

Check out this beautifully restored 1963 Chevy C10 that Katie’ features. She’ll be joined by one of the builders on the project, Nick Roberts from Nichols Paint & Fab in Watseka, Illinois. Owners Todd and Maddie Zientec handed the team a decent in shape truck and in a year long build this is what they did. Everything has been handmade from the inner fenders to that unique front end that held four headlights and now has just two with Harley Day Markers. It’s got a 5.3 liter making about 400 horsepower. The bed is done in Oak with help from a local high school shop class. Inside it’s a two-tone look with a gorgeous pinstripe that circles the headliner. One handsome pickup! Plus Marc Christ drops by to talk about the Power Stop Ultimate Mustang he and Tommy are creating with drift champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr. And this is a pony car you can enter to win. It’s a full block so make sure you join us. For more on the truck visit