Sewing Spinnaker
Posted: 21 June 2007 09:55 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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I bought some .97 oz Spinnaker from here not too long ago, but we’re having problems keeping the tension on the thread nice and tight, there’s too many loops and the stitching just doesnt seem to look that good in general. Any tips for sewing spinnaker out there?

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Posted: 21 June 2007 10:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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It’s most likely a tension issue with your machine. 

AYCE

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Posted: 22 June 2007 07:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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So things I’ve found that help when dealing with slippery fabric are:

keeping tension on the fabric as you sew.

Always start with fresh needle!

Use some scraps and try changing stitch length.

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Posted: 22 June 2007 09:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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I heard that you can use scotch tape to keep the seams together while you fold for a nice even line and then peel it right off after you sew over it… Anyone try that?

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Posted: 25 June 2007 04:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I’ve used tape in place of tear away stabilizer for buttonholes but I don’t think it would stick to slippery fabric.

Another thing to keep in mind with tape is sewing it gums up the needle causing another whole set of problems.

Joe F

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