Re: [Hammock Camping] sewing no-see-um question
- 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:
> 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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- Really? I was not aware of that. I was misinformed. So do I just pull the
pins out before they go under the needle?
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
On 6/10/07, amendment2@... <amendment2@...> wrote:
> I presume you are talking about pins. Actually, you aren't supposed to
> over pins. Possible problems with sewing over pins are bent needles, and
> throwing your machine timing out of alignment. Blue tape or green tape.
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- Most sewing with pins holding the fabric does not hit the needle but if you
do it can mess up your machines timeing and break the machines needle.
I've taken the chance and sewed over the pins for years but I did break
several needles but now with the more sensitve and or easy to break machines
I pull the pins just before they make it to the foot of the machine. I keep
pin cushin velcroed to the top of my macnine for collecting the pins.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott" <hacktorious@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 9:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] sewing no-see-um question
> Really? I was not aware of that. I was misinformed. So do I just pull
> pins out before they go under the needle?
> Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
> On 6/10/07, amendment2@... <amendment2@...> wrote:
>> I presume you are talking about pins. Actually, you aren't supposed to
>> over pins. Possible problems with sewing over pins are bent needles, and
>> throwing your machine timing out of alignment. Blue tape or green tape.
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> Would this work when trying to sew velcro to noseeum netting?Scott,
I think it would. Remember to put the tape on the netting not the velcro
then pin the velcro to the fabric. I perfer to tape beofr cutting and cut
through the tape so the edges are stable.
Another way to be sure it goes on smoothey is to hand base the velcro to the
netting beofre you sew but that takes time to hand sew/base then sew with
Picky people do this regurely with amost evey seam they sew. SO Boring and
time consumeing but it does help
to do this with patterns on the fabric your tyrint to match up or with
delicate stretchy fabrics.
I've sown some things pinned to newspaper.to kepp it stbalized too.
Experiance of the types of fabirc is how
I make the decion how to stableize them. Sometimes the patterns say to sew
with things pinned to a newspaper but that was 40 years ago that I saw this
direction on the pattern.
It works quite well but I don't thnik it would work tith netting as it need
to be stable before cutting the fabric
not just when sewing a seam.
- thanks everyone for the great suggestions regarding sewing the bug
netting. I just need to make some time now and get hte project
Rogene, yep I'm the one you bought the HH from. So glad to hear
your husband likes it. I had sellers remorse for a while after
parting with it. :)
--- In email@example.com, "C C Wayah" <ccwayah@...>
> use a new needle only so there little
> chance of a rough needle snagging the bug netting.
> Use only 100% polyester thread. Threads with cotton
> tend to rot over time. I'd use a faiely fne needle proapby a ball
> needle too. No ball point needles tend to cut the fabric threadswhere ball
> points push the threads aside while sewing.cuts. Use
> Bug neeting tends to be stretchy especialy along the digaional
> some blue painters tape where you are cutting before actualyapplying the
> sissors. This is only a sugestion but I'm thinking that this willprevent
> thepainters tape
> distortion of the netting when cut and sewing. Sew over the
> then remove the tape. I think masking tape won't come off aseasily as
> painters tape. I've not tired the painters tape but have donesome sewing
> with masking tape that worked but was hard removewith super
> from the fabric.
> Good luck on your sewing project.
> Jamie I think you must be the person I bough the Hennesy hammock
> shelter. My husband love it's warmth as he sleeps pretty coldwhile I use
> his Hennesyme into a
> without all the supershelter gishmoes. Thankx so much for getting