Dreamer, today we share with you four tips for sewing vinyl with ease, without it sticking to your work surface. Below we leave the details.
We know that sewing vinyl or laminated fabrics can be a bit difficult because this type of material tends to stick to the surface of our machine while sewing.
This can make it difficult to advance the fabric. So let’s start with the 4 tips for sewing vinyl that we prepared for you
1. Teflon presser foot
This is one of the basic presser foot you should have in your kit, and is the first option you should consider if you frequently work with plasticized fabrics.
The material of the Teflon presser foot prevents vinyl or plastic from sticking, is inexpensive, and will help you efficiently run the material between the needle and needle plate.
You can find this presser foot for industrial straight sewing machines and domestic machines.
2. Post it!
For the second option, we recommend Post its! You can use it if you are sewing little sections of plasticized materials.
Stick the post-its and place them near the needle plate. If you want, you can fix it with a little extra adhesive ribbon.
If you wish, you can attach them with a little extra tape so that the contact surface between the machine and the plastic is covered with paper.
In this way, you allow the material to run more efficiently.
3. Mask the surface
The following tip will come in handy if you work with large pieces that get stuck and stick to the sewing machine body.
Place silk paper or onion paper on your machine’s surface, then mark a small box in the needle plate area with a pencil, cut to size, and tape covering the surface and sides of your machine.
As a result, following this method, large pieces of vinyl will not stick to the work area of your equipment.
4. Apply talcum powder
This last tip is perfect if the fabric you will sew is plasticized on both sides.
We suggest spreading talcum powder on both sides of the material to contact your sewing machine directly; you can remove the excess by shaking or with a dry cloth or rag.
This way, the material will be ready for sewing because the talcum powder on the surface will help the fabric slide easily.
Dreamer, we have used these tips on different occasions, and they always get us out of trouble to sew vinyl or laminated fabrics without dying in the attempt.
Finally, let us know in the comments what you thought of these tips to sew vinyl with ease, and let us know which one was your favorite.
And if you know of other tips that can help us, don’t hesitate to share them with the 123 Dream community!
See you in our next blog post! Bye for now!