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17592Re: [Hammock Camping] sewing no-see-um question

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  • Scott
    Jun 10, 2007
      Ahhh, that makes sense now. I see how this would be very handy. I have not
      done much sewing.

      Would this work when trying to sew velcro to noseeum netting? I was having
      a heck of a time sewing velcro to my bug netting for my speer hammock. It
      just kept stretching like crazy.

      On 6/10/07, C C Wayah <ccwayah@...> wrote:
      > Scot,
      > You haven't worked with loose weaved fabric cut on the bis yet? where the
      > fabric warps into strange shapes especially fabric like netting.
      > Your not taping to hold the seams togeather for sewing your tapeing to
      > keep
      > the fabric from being shtretched out of shape or should I say deformed.
      > Take a small piece of the netting and cut it diagionaly then give it a
      > small
      > tug diagionaly and you will see it curl up/or become miss shapened at
      > times
      > terrilby miss shapen then you will know.
      > This is a entirely different proceedure than pre pinning two pieces of
      > fabric toeather for sewing a seam.. It's stablizing fabric's shape before
      > cutting and to keep it that way you pin the taped edges togeahter then sew
      > through the tape.. After sewing you remove the tape adn cnage your needle
      > or
      > at least wipe the sticy stuff off the needle with a bit of sewing machine
      > oil. Misht have to do this from tie to time while sewiing through tape.
      > I haven't checked but I'd be willing to bet the local fabirc store has a
      > remveable stabilings tape avaible for a hefty price..
      > Yep, your right it's a pain in the derrier. Yikes more things to do.but
      > worth doing before certain stretcy fabric's become unmanagable making your
      > seams become strange.
      > Beleive me wedding dress makers have a hard time with all the netted toole
      > fabrics for veils and thoses funny poofy fluffly skirts.
      > Rogene
      > Easy to test go buy some very cheap wedding netting and cut it on the bias
      > then try to keep it from warping while you sew the seams. Gets worse the
      > longer the seam is.
      > .
      > >I am confused on the tape thing.......why use tape?

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