2277Re: Hammock Camping Help sewing velcro on Speer hammock
- Jul 31, 2003I had to adjust the tension and slow down the sewing speed. My
sewing machine manual had instructions/pictures showing which way to
adjust the tension setting, depending on whether the stitching was
messing up on the top or the bottom. Once I got it figured out it
went pretty well. I wasn't good enough to sew on the thin barren
margins of the velcro tape. I just used a straight stitch on one
side and then put a second straight stitch on the other side.
Sometimes when things don't go well, it is time to replace the needle
and oil the machine.
--- In email@example.com, "Ed Speer" <info@s...> wrote:
> Chet, I'm not much of a sewing expert myself, but when this has
> to me, it turns out to be a problem with the tension adjustment.
> However this adjustment is very sensitive and often difficult to
> adjust--make changes slowly only a bit at a time followed with
> minutes of sewing to give the machine time to readjust. Also are
> trying to keep the stitching on the thin barren margins of the
> tape? Try to avoid stitching into or thru the hooks themselves--
> somewhat difficult and requires close attention. Hopefully others
> the list will respond with better suggestions....Ed
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chester Clocksin [mailto:cclocksin@a...]
> Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 10:05 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Hammock Camping Help sewing velcro on Speer hammock
> I'm about 80% finished with my Home made speer hammock, but having a
> problem sewing the velcro to the bugnet. No problem at all sewing
> soft side of the velco to the nylon hammock body, but sewing the
> side of the velcro to the bug net causes a birds nest on the bottom
> of the stitching everytime. I've tried both straight stitch and zig-
> with no success. I'm new to sewing, so I figure out of all the
> making experts on this list, someone must know a trick for sewing
> onto bug netting. Anybody?
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