17592Re: [Hammock Camping] sewing no-see-um question
- Jun 10, 2007Ahhh, 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:
> 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
> 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
> tug diagionaly and you will see it curl up/or become miss shapened at
> 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
> 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.
> 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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