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From: bridesmom
Date: 03-05-2007, 12:25 AM (1 of 3)
Got some to make a backrest for the new motorcycle. Question is: Last time my MIL tried to make a backrest, the fabric puckered and stretched and looked terrible. Any secrets to sewing with this stuff??
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: Tom Land
Date: 03-05-2007, 03:12 PM (2 of 3)
Use a long stitch to prevent tearing along the stitch line and a teflon foot to allow the vinyl to feed properly.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: Upholsteress
Date: 03-06-2007, 10:55 PM (3 of 3)
Adjust your pressure, use a larger needle.. 18 at least, and use polyester thread, 69 if possible. Experiment with scraps first... also.. an even feed foot to imitate the walking foot action of an industrial machine will help. However, it all depends on whether your machine will sew the vinyl. Some domestic machines will, some won't.
User: Upholsteress
Member since: 01-21-2007
Total posts: 35
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