2281RE: Hammock Camping Help sewing velcro on Speer hammock
- Aug 1, 2003Shane, thanks for the suggestions. I'll see if I can find some wax for the thread, and I'm not sure what kind of needle I have. Thanks for the info.Chet
Shane Steinkamp <shane@...> wrote:
> 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 the soft side of the velco to the
> nylon hammock body, but sewing the coarse side of the
> velcro to the bug net causes a birds nest on the bottom
> side of the stitching everytime. I've tried both straight
> stitch and zig-zag, with no success. I'm new to sewing, so
> I figure out of all the hammock making experts on this
> list, someone must know a trick for sewing Velcro onto bug
> netting. Anybody?
Couple of things...
Make sure your needle is clean and sharp. Use a thinner needle. Make sure
you're using a round needle, and not a bladed needle. Make sure your bobbin
tension isn't too tight. Make sure your thread tension is tight enough.
Wax your thread, or use a liquid thread wax. Put a lot of tension on your
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