VW Tartan Harlequin
8/11/2020 Group buy is OPEN
Enjoy a more than 20% discount during the group buy!
I am expecting delivery within 30 days - once it arrives, this fabric will go to it's full price and all pending orders will ship out
Orders will arrive to US customers within 3 days after shipment
International orders will take longer, please contact me for specific time estimates for international orders
Quantities are sold by the yard x 58"
1 yard = 1 yard x 58"
3 yards = 3 yards x 58"
Quantities are sold by .91 meter x 148cm
1 yard = .91 meters x 148cm
3 yards = 2.7 meters x 148cm
One yard will reupholster one seat center area
A full interior of four seat centers (front and rear) requires 4 yards
1 yard will do 4 door panel inserts for most models
Price INCLUDES shipping to the US
This material ships from the US
I have sold over 3,000 yards of material to over 800 happy customers
This is my first foray into VW fabrics, I will also be carrying the normal colored Tartan fabrics, though these will not be open for a pre-order discount
This is a fabric I've thought about for a long time... VW GTI Tartan Plaid, in a custom color pattern featuring the Harlequin color scheme. The "Tartequin" perhaps?
For those who don't know, the Volkswagen Harlequin was a formula first applied to the 1995 Polo but is more familiar to most in the US as the limited edition run of 264 VW Golf's produced in 1996. The story goes that the "Harlequin" treatment dates back to an ad for the original Beetle which showed off how many parts were compatible between different years - this ad featured a VW Beetle with body panels of different colors, touting that each panel was from a different year, showing off how interchangeable (and thus easily and cheaply repairable) the cars were.
Later on, as a sort of then-modern homage to this succesful ad campaign, VW took cars off the factory floor - equal parts red, blue, green and yellow in color, and switched the body panels between them - giving them a striking resemblance to the Beetle in that classic ad and producing the now highly sought after Harlequin models. Though a bit of a sales flop in their day, this has become a fairly popular theme in which VW's, Audi's and other European makes are modified. It's fun, its funky, it's extremely '90s - what's not to love about the Harlequin?
And what's not to love about the VW GTI's infamous "Tartan" fabric? Used since the '70s on their sporty hatchback models the Tartan design is pure, classic Volkswagen.
I thought with my entrance into the VW community I would make a splash by combining two of VW's most unique pieces of heritage in one bespoke fabric, only available at ASC Fabrics. Perfect to create your Harlequin homage today!
Now I know what you are thinking, devoted VW fan: "The Harlequin originally came with it's own unique fabric!" and yes, yes it did. I would love to reproduce that too. Have a sample of it showing the entire repeating pattern? Have a sample of any other cool '80s - mid '00s fabric? Contact me today, I am looking to reproduce many more fabrics and expand my offerings into other makes and models - especially VW and Recaro patterns